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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Paint technique

I LOVE my local public library.  They have a web site that you can search to find books to borrow. You can request them and they will get them from surrounding libraries and hold them for you to check out.  You can easily renew them as well.  It just makes it so easy.  

The number of titles they have is quite impressive.  All kinds of great craft and art books on topics like Zentangle and art journaling.  I've really checking out books to get ideas.

A couple recent books I've checked out recently:

Claudine Hellmuth's Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected.  It's not new, it's from 2005.  

http://www.amazon.com/Collage-Discovery-Workshop-Unexpected-Techniques/dp/1581806787



There are some fun techniques in this book.  One that I felt compelled to try from Claudine's book is a background technique.  I used a red and gold acrylic paint, brushed on card stock and while wet, covered with plastic wrap.  You then squish the paint around while it's wet, mashing down the plastic wrap.  Set it aside and when it's dry, pull off the plastic wrap.  It ends up looking plastic, textured and wet.  It's cool!!

Take a look at the sample:



Try it out! 




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