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« on: March 10, 2013 10:23:57 PM »

I can't seem to stop making mixed media canvases with lots of texture. I tried really hard to stay away from the modeling paste on this canvas, but apparently I just couldn't help my self.

 

So this canvas started out with a mixture of acrylic paints and spray inks. My next step was to bust into our tape stash and cover the canvas with random tape strips.





Next I used some white acrylic paint over the top. The idea was that the spaces would be white, leaving the painted spaces under the tape. However I didn't take two things into consideration with my brilliant plan.

1. Spray inks continue to react even after they've dried.
 I ended up with a pastel green/blue instead of the bright white that I wanted.

2. Electrical tape makes a really bad mask.
 The red tape above was some electrical tape I had handy. It didn't seal correctly, so the white paint seeped under the tape, messing up my clean lines.



A pretty pastel, but not really what I was going for.

So after I pulled the tape off the canvas, I tried to figure out how to salvage this piece of art. I decided to do what I do best- build up layers and layers of texture using modeling paste. I also used Distress re-inkers to draw on the canvas and added some bubble wrap stamping. The final touches were some painted cardboard strips and chipboard letters.





So I guess the moral of my story is that 1. Its really hard to resist the siren call of the texture paste and 2. If you've messed up on a piece of art, more layers of paint and texture will fix that right up Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013 03:09:54 AM »

I am really enjoying this piece of art as I received it in the IYP!  I'm really glad to see the steps in how it came to be.  I now see things there that I didn't notice before!  Keep making art!
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013 04:45:27 AM »

Thanks for sharing your creative process with us!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013 05:17:54 AM »

You know I love it! You continue to be an inspiration to me  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013 10:04:18 AM »

nah, ignore the urge to resist the siren call of texture paste....love all the texture and colour you achieve in your pieces!  Thank you for sharing your process Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013 02:31:07 PM »

Ooh, great textures and colors! I need to get my hands on some molding paste...
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013 03:29:21 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words everyone, I live for the positive feedback  Grin !!


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"... If you've messed up on a piece of art, more layers of paint and texture will fix that right up." AMEN!

This is a great piece and you did an excellent job of fixing it right up!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013 05:31:28 PM »

well, I sure do like this. It turned out wonderfully. More layers are a great thing.  Sure wish that worked with spinning yarn LOL!
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