Saturday, May 17, 2008

Patchwork Painting

I made this page following directions by Kelly Rae Roberts in the Nov/Dec '07 issue of "Cloth, Paper, Scissors. In brief, it involves gluing squares and rectangles of a variety of papers to cover the entire background. Then coat the surface with gel medium to seal. Sketch the figure. Use a brayer and/or brush to apply various colors of fluid acrylics over the collage. Wipe with a damp paper towel to remove some of the color and let the paper patterns show through. Gesso the skin and hair areas. When dry, paint these with acrylics, shadowing and shading for a realistic look. The butterfly that forms the bodice was cut from wrapping paper. Finally, outline the entire figure with black paint.

The background of the left page was first painted with periwinkle and yellow craft acrylics, and when dry, a sponge brayer was used to apply a variety of green paints.


Jill Smith said...

I love the colours and effects you have done amd to me the dress looks a bit transparent that looks great. Am going to put your blog in my favorites,, when you have time look at mine, the one called fabricholic. There is a few others that blogger lost and later came back lol but am just using that one fr workshops and giverways and chat and there is one were l put new art on called jillsmithart. Am going to look at the magazine but only thing is if l want one l have to get a full years as l livE in the UK,

Lindart said...

What a wonderful page! I must try this. You did a fantastic job!