Friday, February 15, 2008

Another new postcard

I didn't think I'd have any new art to post today, but last night at 8:00 I started playing around with some technics. And this is what I ended up with. I punched circles and a square (then cut in half into triangles), out of a frozen entree box. I also cut out some strips. Then I glued them onto the base, a piece of frozen pizza cardboard (my old standby). Then I crumpled up white tissue paper, uncrumpled it, and glued it on top. Then I brushed lots of gel medium over that, in different directions, because I wanted to give it more texture. After it dried, I painted the whole piece with Moccasin Brown acrylic paint. After that dried, I used my finger to rub on different colors of Lumiere metallic paints, to highlight the shapes and the texture. To finish it off I painted on a coat of Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze, which made the colors pop and further highlighted the texture.

I'd like to experiment more with this technic, but I think I'll glue fabric over the shapes and see how that turns out. Maybe some light fabric such as muslin, so the shapes will be well defined. I like how this postcard turned out. I've always liked using crumpled tissue paper for texture.


Peggy Louise said...

I like this very much because I like abstract art.
I am new so please don't mind a question. You say it is a post card....are you referring to the size of your art or do you actually mail your post cards to people?

Val Foster said...

Hi Peggy Louise. Thanks for leaving a comment. Calling it a postcard generally refers to the size, which is 4x6 inches. However, some of the post cards I've done for swaps have been sent through the mail as postcards, and they all got to their destinations just fine.