Thursday, August 16, 2012

SIGNED AND DATED!

50/50 #48

The background on today's tile was created by placing a lace patterned washi paper over the watercolor paper and scraping heavy gloss gel through the openings with an old credit card.  The washi paper was then lifted off of the watercolor paper  and I glued it down on another board using more gloss gel.  This second image has the glued washi lace paper on it.  Side by side you can see the different effect with the same paper. The pattern seems to dominate much more with the first process.  There are a number of different patterns available and I love to add to my collection!

Today, I signed my name to the back of each panel and dated it.  I am ready and anxious to get the installation up.  


9 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

The first lady is stunningly beautiful, Myrna. I'll bet you are glad to have these all completed. Each and every piece is exquisite. I hope you enjoy the show!

Cory said...

Love the background, and your drawings are awesome. I particularly like the eyes on the first one.

amgpaints said...

luv that background effect!! stunning! where do you get the lace paper? I am new to these kinds of papers :)

rita sklar said...

Lovely! Was there watercolor on the paper to start with, or did you add color after?

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks, Sherry. Wish I could put you in my pocket so you could see the show. You have been so kind to comment on every piece!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks, Cory. The eyes seem to carry much of the expression in a face.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi amg (always strange not to have a real name) These papers are carried at large art stores that cater to serious artists as opposed to craft oriented. On line art suppliers like Daniel Smith also have them. If you search the internet under Washi lace paper you will find lots or resources. Keep in mind that the gorgeous colors you can buy in these beautiful papers are not light fast and will fade if you want to use them in collage. Best to buy white or natural color and paint it yourself with light fast paint.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Rita, so nice to hear from you. Hope you can make it to the show. Sometimes I color it beforehand. In this case, the color was added after. The untouched paper absorbs more of the color and looks darker showing off the pattern.

amgpaints said...

Thanks Myrna! I am Annie aka "amg" LOL
I luv your work and look forward to your updates-inspiring! I will look up washi lace paper on the internet! Thanks for your help!

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