we are having some seriously dreary UNsunshine-y days around here lately! I usually don't mind winter much but this year - just ICK! i think perhaps i am longing for the start of traveling season with our camper! we have lots of fun things in the works for this year - can't wait!
of course i may be grumpy because i am missing CHA for the first time in years! i can see all the new stuff online so that's no big deal. i miss the PEOPLE! all of the friends and fun that only happens once a year - BOO!
I am part of various artist groups online and one of them has brought up the topic of using acrylic skins in mixed media work. A quick search in Google images came up with all sorts of beautiful things. The idea seemed intriguing so I thought I would give it a whirl! Rather than using plain acrylic paints I had to step it up a notch and decided to use Primary Elements Pigment powders and Gel Medium to make them. Once the skins are dry they have a unique elastic-like material which can then be cut or torn and used in collage work. Here are the steps I followed.I chose 3 colors for each skin.
Place a small pile of each powder on a non-stick surface.
Here are our finished pieces. In addition to regular gel medium you can use some of the specialty mediums such as Ceramic Stucco or Glass Bead Gel.
Pezza joined in and made her own set of skins too.
we also have a new foster kitten, Fred. Bubba has really missed having a baby around to play with and he and fred have made fast friends. so last night while we were watching tv i, the cat LOVER sat on one couch alone and this is what was on the other couch with hubby the cat "tolerator"
- sleeping right up close to bubba.
Now to see what we can do with these skins! Stay tuned!