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carly
05-23-2001, 05:34 PM
Here's one of those plastic wrap ideas that took on the form of The Spirit of the Mountain. I used a paper called olefin that a friend asked me to try. Its rather slick and almost transparent if you hold it up to the light. It absorbs the paint in a rather abstract way...some bleeds thru and others don't. I guess you could seal the back with gesso before you began but I didn't think of that until now!

The paint sits on top of the paper for a long time and glazing is almost not possible so I dropped two or three colors into an area and let it blend as it dried. I took photos as I did this one...so maybe if I can figure out the publisher, I'll get it up in stages for you to see. I use the same technique with my other abstract paintings...but this paper was really fun!
carly
oops...gotta go and upload the pic somewhere...be right back!

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carly
05-23-2001, 05:39 PM
I also meant to tell you that this paper will not buckle! no matter how wet I got it..it just lay there flat! I loved that!

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"Spirit of Mountain"

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Rose Queen
05-23-2001, 05:43 PM
This looks (and sounds!) very interesting! Do you know a source for olefin? I'd also love to see how you did this in stages; it's lovely and unusual. TIA!

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oleCC
05-23-2001, 06:13 PM
Neat Carly! Loved finding shapes and surprises in this one. That funny face on the lower left ..see it??? He seems to have an open mouth saying "Ohhhh"...
Your experiments with the different techniques sounds like such fun...I feel deprived LOL
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

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majaya
05-23-2001, 08:18 PM
Carly, I connect with this style very well. The colours, the shapes are so expreseive. I see the spirit at the top of the mountain, its cloak wrapped round the right side. It really sparks your imagination. I would love to see a demo with this paper. What is it actually made of? Mary

TMoore
05-23-2001, 09:13 PM
As I have researched miniature portraits I have found that the traditional method on these is to use a very slick translucent material...originally ivory, now a few man-made alternatives. The point is, the surface is slick Sounds a lot like the olefin. They have mentioned that it takes a specific technique to get the watercolor to work. They use a stippling or cross-hatching technique. I wonder if the olefin is to be handled the same way? It could be a useful source for a miniaturist since the man-made stuff is hard to get in the US - miniatures are big overseas but not here I guess.

taghera
05-23-2001, 11:38 PM
Wonder can you get that paper in the uk?, love to try it, looks great Carly.

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JaneS
05-24-2001, 02:54 PM
Olefin is a duPont tradename; so the paper was somehow plasticy... does that describe it? Your colors are yummy, and I could see doing an abstracted fruity thing with this. Or maybe, I'm just in a summery mood... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
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VictoriaS
05-24-2001, 03:04 PM
Didn't they used to make upholstery out of "Herculon Olefin"?

magazine_rose
05-24-2001, 07:21 PM
Carly,
This is great!
I'd love to try it out, where can I get this paper?
rose

carly
05-24-2001, 10:39 PM
I'll check with my friend to see if she still has the cover to the paper and find out if we can buy it online. She bought it from a Binders in Atlanta a long time ago. The surface is quite slick and would work well with a stippling effect.
carly

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carly
05-24-2001, 10:46 PM
I did find it online...its called Tarajet Tygerag and is spun olefin but the site I found it on only sells large rolls of it. I think its used more in printing. Here's the url...someone might like this site as a resource too.
http://www.cmykgraphics.com/cmykols.htm

carly

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ameliajordan
05-25-2001, 08:10 AM
Carly, is this the same as yuppo? Love the work

carly
05-25-2001, 04:48 PM
I'm going to get some Yupo and try it too. If it doesn't buckle like the olefin...It would work for me.
carly

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VictoriaS
05-25-2001, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by carly:
I'm going to get some Yupo and try it too. If it doesn't buckle like the olefin...It would work for me.
carly



Yupo doesn't buckle at all.

Rod
05-26-2001, 07:18 AM
Sounds like fun paper, great effect,
Rod.

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