Friday, July 1, 2011
Experiments with Design and Color
On the far left I used Jecru as a background and a product called Rub n Buff gilding paste for the gold. The next one over from that is also Jecru as a background but with brown shoe polish (per Ronna Sarvas Weltman's book) as a coloring on the applique.
Next over, and my favorite, is the use of pure translucent as a background with Pearl Ex gold as well as Rub n Buff applied to the surface.
I got the idea of using the translucent right out of the package from Donna Greenberg. She uses it to a marvelous effect so I thought I might try it. I had mixed results with adding colors to the translucent so I gave this a try. I really like it and plan to try more of it this way.
Of course, next is my usual black with gold Pearl Ex. A tried and true favorite of mine.
The furthest one to the right is Jecru with copper colored acrylic. A no-go as far as I can tell. It isn't doing anything for me.
Anyway, that's it for a couple of weeks. Enjoy your 4th of July and I'll see you when I get back!