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26 October, 2009

Play day

I had a "play day" with my arty friends Davinia and Carmen. While Davinia and I were learning new techniques form the "Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists: Experimental Techniques for Composition, Layering, Texture, Imagery, and Encaustic" by Ann Baldwin (see my Shelfary for further references) Carmen was our third hand. She fed us, made cups and cups of coffees, dried our canvases while we were enjoying our fags on the pation... Dear Carmen - what a value!!!
After 4 hours and a bit I finally finished my "master piece" and left Davinia to clean the mess. Here is my still untitled collage (would you have any appropriate title please let me know).

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25 October, 2009

First attempt

Do you have moments when you have a vision of the finished project but get stuck with lack of knowledge and skill when facing certain technique challenges? Well, I started this 6x6 canvas few months ago and have tried several products but was not quite happy with any of them. Last night I combined Golden's Crackle and Molding paste and this is what I ended up with.

24 October, 2009

Finishing off

Just finished few more ATC's that have been laying around (who knows how many are still waiting to undergo the same process).

19 October, 2009

Personal Taste

Ups... I did it again! I finished the page before the Dominoes class. This page is dedicated to Salvador Dali.

Dali is a Spanish painter, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his work. He was versatile artist employing the extensive symbolism in his work and that is what drows me to his art expression.

Cherry Pie art stamps has a good range of Dali's images (thanks Marina!!!) and they are great to use on dominoes.

09 October, 2009

Every life has a story

Just a quick post before going to work: Crackle background for the Technique Book 2 and an ATC.