Author: Lorna_Hannett, Contributing Editor
|I believe that the scratching on "Joseph" is now complete but I live with the picture for a few days to make sure I am happy with it. Then I finish the piece with an acrylic spray. The spray seals the very porous clay and protects the whole surface from further marks. It also helps to hide most accidental fingerprints.
There are several brands of acrylic spray that can be bought at art or craft stores. You can buy matte or glossy - I prefer the matte as I find the sheen of the glossy spray causes glare that can make it difficult to see the picture.
I believe "Joseph" took between 90 and 100 hours to complete.
I have tried to convey what I have learned while doing this and hope you find it helpful. If anyone has any questions, please post a note in the discussion thread.
Thank you for joining me.
|B i o g r a p h y|
|I have had an interest in art ever since I was very young, did a lot of creative crafts, sketched and doodled my whole life. After my youngest son graduated and left home, I decided it was time for me to give paintings a try. That was 7yrs. ago. Although I have taken a couple of workshops, I am primarily self taught. Various wildlife are my favorite subjects, but I also do portraits of people as well as pets. I work in acrylics, w/c, colored pencil and my newly discovered (January of this year) favorite , scratch art. I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and have served as Vice President of the Calgary chapter for the last 3yrs and I am also a member of the Calgary Sketch Club.|
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