“Autumn with rocks”
About 10½” x 7½”
Acrylic, gels, paste, caulk, gilt metallic paper (Pebeo), inks on acrylic paper.
I bought me some Pebeo metallic effect papers yesterday ‘cos they were on sale at Hobbycraft! Of course I didn’t get the gilding paste to go with (duh) … so it’s a bit futile trying to do anything with the metallic paper without the paste. Necessity being the mother … and all that … I used other sticky stuffs that I have laying around and used that to get the metallic paper to bond to the surface of this little piece. It still didn’t work out the way I wanted it to … so looks like I’ll have to go and get me some gilding paste (dammit).
I didn’t gesso the acrylic paper before I applied the textural pastes (I used household grout/filler and glue), so the paper buckled somewhat – I did use a lot of paste though to be fair. I weighted the paper down after a few coats of bonder but it’s still a bit bumpy, which I like. It was supposed to have texture after all! Otherwise why bother hey?
I like the colours on this one, there is just the tiniest smidgeon of metallic powder blue (ink) splattered here and there. I would like to make this one into a much bigger piece with a more rigid substrate.
Thanks for looking at my work and commenting, I really appreciate it! 🙂 Have a lovely weekend.