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12-06-2006, 02:35 PM
small piece while waiting for paint to dry on a large piece.
12-06-2006, 03:00 PM
Great composition and textures..interesting abstract imagery!
12-06-2006, 05:57 PM
WOW I can read some really heavy stuff into this composition.
The body (bars of bone, and the chains) locking out the spirit.
Love the textures,and color choices, great work!:thumbsup:
12-06-2006, 06:02 PM
Oh yes, Babs. That's how I interpret it too. I usually do the piece then it says what it is to me. lol.
12-06-2006, 07:40 PM
Exciting! Are those more skins comprising the cape?
12-06-2006, 10:22 PM
the wings are skins and so is the top. I tried using strips of skins for the bars but that didn't look right so that's paint.
12-06-2006, 11:31 PM
i really want to learn this skin thing i love it i love the texture are those real chains ??
12-07-2006, 03:58 AM
wow...what a great tekstures...I love them
12-07-2006, 08:42 AM
Excellent work! I'd love to know what materials you used. Did you use masonite for this?
12-07-2006, 09:10 AM
No masonite, no. I took some sculpey clay and rolled it out. Then I pressed a belt I have (the one on the right is from a metal belt ..the funky kind of chain belt). I pressed the belt into the sculpey clay..repeated it vertically several time. Baked the clay. Coated it with PAM...wiped all the excess off (although there is a spray release that's better but makes your floor very slippery) then I mixed bronze acrylic paint (the cheap kind you get at the craft store)with gel medium and spread it into the dried sculpey clay. I usually come back with another coat after the first coat is dry to give it a "backing" (in other words make the layer thick enough to peel)..when that is thoroughly dry (give it a couple of days to be sure) peel it off. I then cut the skins to form winglike shapes and glued them to gatorboard ..you can use canvas board, masonite, whatever you paint on. Then I painted the angel over them. I also made some red skins on plastic texture sheets. (for the bars) but I only used a skin on the bottom horizontal bar because they were too thin to cover the thickness of the wings. SO, I taped off the areas for the vertical bones and used gel medium with red. I used a plastic gift card (the kind you can get at Wal-Mart) (obviously with no money on it. lol)
to spread the red gel mixture over the taped off areas.
The area above the angel is a skin I made on one of my old linoplates. It was just plain dirty pink and after I glued it to my board I scumbled the red over it.
12-07-2006, 06:00 PM
Bev this is so awesome and thanks for sharing your techniques! Beautiful depth, composition, use of color and textures! :clap:
12-08-2006, 02:29 AM
Great techniques & thanks for sharing them.:cool: I love the textures that you have in this!:thumbsup: Just wonderful.:clap: ginger
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