Friday, January 25, 2008
I used two colors of watered down paint (consistency of watercolor) in puddles, mixing the two colors in spots. Then put a piece of plastic wrap over the paint and smooshed it around with my fingers. This one has to be set aside to dry. If you use the heat gun you'll melt the plastic wrap. When dry remove the plastic.
Sample 1 - Small Crackle (using heavy body acrylics)
For the top one I started with a base color of magenta, the bottom one did not have a base color. I spread glue over the entire sheet using my fingers. I had a fairly thin coat of glue on these. With the glue still wet I put use another color of paint that had been slightly watered down. Brush in differnt directions for more interest. Dry with heat gun or leave it to dry.
These did not have a base color. For interest on the bottom one I put down a dictionary page with gel medium and then a layer of gel medium over the page and let it dry. I put a thick layer of glue over the whole sheet. Then I put drops of fluid acrylic over the wet glue and brushed it out. Dry with a heat gun or air dry.
These two are the same steps as Sample 2 but I started with a base color.