Thursday, July 27, 2017


A piece I created to go in my little reading nook!!  I love how the texture looks on this piece which I created with my latest obsession-joint compound!!!  Love that stuff!  This is a very layered look:  I first put down pieces of tissue paper with printed text on with gel medium along with some fabric tags, fabric strips and other pieces of paper I had made prints on with my gelli plate. Then I rubbed on some acrylic paint with my fingers, let all that dry and then spread on joint compound. When layering make sure each layer is completely dry before you start the next layer!  I put the joint compound on with a spatula and went heavy around the edges of the frame. Before it dried I took the end of a paintbrush and drew patterns in the compound. When you put on a layer of joint compound let it dry overnight before you do the next layer!  Next layer was some white gesso I put in places to tone down some of the bright colors along with acrylic paint in different places.  I used an oil pastel crayon around the edges of the frame and then glued on the bird and butterfly and stamped the saying with stazon ink!

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