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Find Out Fridays - Regine Dossche
June 9, 2017
May 29, 2017
PAINTING : Window to my flower garden
- Start by tearing off the sides of the picture since it’s more beautiful to not have those straight lines in our painting.
- Mark with a pencil where the picture will come.
- Apply a coat of Easy Coat Mat on that part of the canvas and place the silk paper. Use a roller or credit card to press the picture into the glue so that there are no air bubbles anymore. Do this carefully.
- Use a soft brush to apply a coat Easy Coat Mat over the picture; when there are still some bubbles left, don’t worry, the picture will stretch when dried.
- We pour some Powertex Ivory around the picture and spread it out with your hand or Palette knife, while already creating some texture. Do not spread it out evenly.
- Sprinkle Easy 3D flex in the still wet Powertex where you want to have more texture and mix with a palette knife ; You will get a thick paste (you can also mix Powertex and Easy 3Dflex at the side and apply this paste. This will create a beautiful effect for it forms cracks when dried. The stencil can be pressed into this paste.
- Meanwhile the area where there is only Powertex Ivory will get dry a little; the upper layer has to form a skin, while underneath it is still wet. We spray different colored bisters on top. When using blue tones or grays , the Black Indian ink can also be used to create a more dramatic effect. Since black would have been to dominant in this painting, it has been mixed with yellow to create a beautiful green.
- Use a heat tool or hair dryer and come close to the canvas and a craquele effect will appear. Where the Ivory was applied in a thin layer, the cracks will be tiny, while where Ivory was applied in a thicker layer
- big cracks appear.
- Cut strips from the Rigid Wrap, dip into medium warm water, wring out and create a nice shape around the picture. Also flowers are formed with the Rigid Wrap and added to the first layer. This dries surprisingly fast.
- Again color bisters have been used.
- The stencil and the sprays can be used wherever you want to have the bubbles.
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