Friday, June 14, 2013

Some Paint and Finishing...

Today I'm showing you the final steps in the piece I've been working on based on Angie Hughes technique from her book Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint (click here and here to see the first steps).  I really enjoyed this process.  Once the gesso was dry, it was time to paint.  As suggested, I used slightly watered down paint to make it easier to get into all of the folds, nooks and crannies in the textured material.  The watered down acrylics also work well to get a little 'drippage' going on!

I managed some right handed painting and
I also did a little 'pinky painting' because I was having trouble achieving what I was trying to do with a paintbrush in my 'wrong' hand. LOL

Notice my rings on my right hand?  I decided to put them on my right hand since it's looking like I won't get them back on my left hand for quite some time.

I also did some stamping with one of my favourite 'found' objects...the empty scotch tape role you can see in this picture.  It gives you two concentric circles and because it's plastic, I've been using it for years!




My plan for this material was to make a journal cover, so the final step was to fold each of the ends in and then do a satin stitch along the top and bottom edges.  This created the 'pockets' into which you tuck the cover of the composition book.  The best thing about this is that when the composition book is full you can easily replace it with another one!  I even "put a bird on it" with my fun little stamp.




10 comments:

  1. I don't know if you heard me the other day, when you were showing it to us, but I think this is really great! I'm definitely going to try it.

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    1. Thanks Kit. it's a fun technique to play with.

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  2. Really cool! Love seeing the entire process...makes us appreciate (& learn some tips!) the piece(s)!

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    1. Thanks Robbie. I'm glad you got something out of it.

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  3. It's wonderful & I'm so glad that I got to feel the texture. Love the jump stitch...must do that on my next art cloth piece.

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    1. Thanks Leah. The texture is one of the things I really like about it too.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. It's a great technique for something like this.

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