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Topic: Can you FEEL it? Textured 4x6 art pieces  (Read 3020 times)
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« on: October 26, 2009 12:54:32 PM »

Hola!  It's OY!  Remember me?

I haven't posted in awhile (I was too busy swapping!) so I thought I'd pop in and show a bit of what I've been up to in the realm of paper crafting goodness.  I'm still into using lots of recycled bits, of course, and re-purposing stuff into new stuff...the upcycled route.

Here are 6 mini art pieces I recently finished.  They are each 4x6", on matboard (scrap).  The focus of these was to explore various textures; I LOVE when you can really FEEL the variety of different areas in one crazy tactile mess.  Each piece incorporates smooth, soft, rough, bumpy, etc. etc....in some way or another.

 

 

 

used on the set: (each art piece contains some of these)
mixed media, including: matboard, cupcake liner, tulle, mesh ribbon, tissue paper, paper napkins, fabric, thread, glazes, glues, staples, transparencies, lava gel, micro beads, leather, paint, paper doilies, textured cardstock, paper scraps, walnut ink, candy wrappers, corrugated cardboard, handmade paper, church bulletins, watercolors, misc. inks

feel free to ask any questions! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009 03:06:59 PM »

Welcome back!  Smiley

they look like they should be fun to touch. My favorites are the bottom one on the left and the middle one on the right.

What is lava gel?
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009 06:37:23 PM »

Welcome back!  Smiley

they look like they should be fun to touch. My favorites are the bottom one on the left and the middle one on the right.

What is lava gel?


Thanks!  Lava gel is a gluey gel medium with crushed lava rock in it, the black particles are about the size of sand.  You can see it really clearly on the first piece (top left) in the bottom right corner.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009 11:10:22 AM »

Thanks for letting me know Smiley  it looks like something I might like to try. Is it a Golden product? I've put sand in gel medium before, it worked really well. I was going for a beach effect then, but I don't have black sand. I do have some green sand somewhere from Hawaii though. I should try that, if I can find it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009 11:47:14 AM »

I love textured art pieces. I truggle to keep my hands to myself if I see them in real life!
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009 06:01:40 PM »

I love textured art pieces. I truggle to keep my hands to myself if I see them in real life!

Me too!  I always tend to lean in and get too close at the galleries and get scolded.  ha ha!

Thanks for letting me know Smiley  it looks like something I might like to try. Is it a Golden product? I've put sand in gel medium before, it worked really well. I was going for a beach effect then, but I don't have black sand. I do have some green sand somewhere from Hawaii though. I should try that, if I can find it.

I don't think mine is Golden brand, I tend to buy whatever is cheapest or hits the clearance racks.  I'm not much of a brand snob, ha ha. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009 06:39:23 PM »

I love those. They look incredible. Are you thinking of sending them out as post cards? Also thanks for introducing me to lava gel Smiley. I also had no idea that there was green sand.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009 07:40:57 PM »

I love those. They look incredible. Are you thinking of sending them out as post cards? Also thanks for introducing me to lava gel Smiley. I also had no idea that there was green sand.

These are a new size that people are swapping now, kind of like big ATCs.
And thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009 09:23:22 PM »



I don't think mine is Golden brand, I tend to buy whatever is cheapest or hits the clearance racks.  I'm not much of a brand snob, ha ha. 

I'm all for whatever is cheapest in most things. I'll have to look around and see what I can find.

I also had no idea that there was green sand.

From what I remember as a child, the beach on Hawaii with green sand was very hard to get to, it's made of olivine crystals. I think it's a cheaper, not gem quality, version of peridot. It forms in lava as well. I think it would look pretty on a piece like Original Youths cards. I didn't know people were trading cards that size. I may have to try that sometime.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2009 07:54:33 AM »

So temptingly touchable.
In fact, I find myself leaning in and reaching out involuntarily to touch the computer screen  Roll Eyes
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