Sunday, September 7, 2008


I finally finished #1 and #3. I think I may have overworked #3 but discovered some interesting techniques. I used the side of
a oil pastel to create a wider line on a sheet of Tyvek. In retrospect, I think I want to use a darker color next time. The Sienna color doesn't show that much. It scumbled across the page in a lacy pattern. When I brushed color over it the color filled in the little spaces. I also tried doing a rubbing with a crayola and a oil pastel. The crayola didn't do much but the oil pastel left an interesting pattern on his shirt. I also experimented with injecting color in spots using the oiler boilers from Cheap Joe's. I really liked this idea and intend to explore it more. The combination of oil pastel and watercolor left the Tyvek with a very irregular surface. I am going to try and flatten the sheet out but don't know if it will work. I will wet the back side and then press it between to boards and weight it down. I think I will try the oil pastel with watercolor on Yupo next and see what happens.

Tomorrow I will post a variation on line as the dominant element for the coming week. Stay tuned!


Kari Gibson said...

Ooooh I just love them both. No.1 is so vibrant and No.3 is so lively. Tyvek as a support? Hmmmm. would never have thought of that. Do you know if you heat it with a heat gun or iron it goes all crinkly?

Great project and beautiful results.

Myrna said...

I think I have seen some craft projects where they have heated Tyvek. It is a synthetic paper that will melt.

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