|collaging paper on top of gesso|
What's on my work desk today?
I found two small shell shaped wooden hangings. I am always on the look-out for objects to collage or re-paint.
They originally were just plain and said 'I do like to be beside the seaside'
I thought they needed some prettying up. So I had a look inside my 'sea' paper box.
I sort my paper into colour themes and put them in box files, it makes sorting easier. I collect paper of all kinds. Birthdays and Christmas create endless inspiration! These types of paper are not acid free and would deteriorate with time so I always use liberal amounts of acrylic medium to stabilise them.
building up layers of paper, but what else shall I add?
Just what it needed, a mermaid!
and some modelling paste stencilled through some netting, the sort you buy oranges in.
I'm still painting her with acrylics and hopefully she will be free to swim with the fishes very soon.
(As you can see I don't use fancy paint palettes, old plastic container lids do just as well )
Linking up to WOYWW