Friday, January 11, 2013

Listening to a Whisper

Weeks 2 & 3 in this 52 week mixed-media journey I'm on involves acrylic skins. Until several days ago I never even heard of them. The basic process is drying acrylic paints on a surface they can be peeled off of then using them as a medium. This challenge suggests making "monochrome skins, translucent skins, skins that climb on rocks, thick skins, skinny skins even skins with..." (jokingly sung to an Oscar Meyer Weiner tune, LMAO!!!). Anyway, many different skins in many different ways. This is the first of several skins...monochrome...

These craft acrylics are as old as Methuselah!!! I spread a relatively thin layer on the bottom of a plastic container tomatoes came in. When dried it took a palette knife, razor and fingernails to remove. Though it looked beautiful spread on the plastic (wish I had a pic), the crumbly messy looking result was rather disappointing. But, while looking at my current WIP, waiting for my muse to whisper a direction in my ear, this mess began to look like gold leaf and I started embellishing her hair with it adding a headpiece. I think I heard that whisper...!!! Stay tuned...

Many Smiles! Happy Creating!! CARPÉ DIEM!!!

Christine :D













3 comments:

Nancy Pace said...

She is wonderful!

Paulissa Kipp Visual Arts said...

So creative! Love this!

Stefanie Neumann said...

It does look like gold leaf, you are right! So wonderful! :)