Sunday, August 02, 2009

Layers, Layers, Layers

I thought I would try to document the process on this little piece, and I actually remembered to take photos of most of the layers as I added them.

I started with a square of mat board, approximately 3.5" square. This is how I use up my mat board scraps most of the time. The first layer is pattern pieces adhered to the mat board with gel medium. Once that dried, I covered the surface with a layer of glazing medium. This gives it a slick finish that enables me to play more with the paints and inks in the next layer.

Here is the piece with the second layer. I added some blue and green inks first, and once those dried, I added some yellow acrylic to brighten up the green areas.

Here is the next layer, and I love what this layer added to the piece! I used a piece of gridded plastic and white spray paint, applied in a random pattern, for this layer.

Tomorrow....... a few more layers get added.

3 comments:

Linda said...

fascinating .... can't wait for the next installment ....

bailey said...

I'm with Linda...thanks for doing this. Very fun to see how one addition can make such a huge change in the look of a piece.

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

Thanks for showing how the layers are built up.

I have gel mediums....... what kind of glazing medium are you using. I haven't heard of that before.