February 18, 2007

Celestial Light

Celestial light leads the way
Yippeee! I got this AB spread done fast! I actually worked on the moon and stars last week. They were painted a dull gold, which I did not like. I had hoped to sand off the paint and apply patina to bare metal, but it was not something that would patina.


Plan B was to glop on various mediums for texture and add some of that Statuary Green Bronze paint by Modern Options followed by blue patina solution. I never realized what a difference in color the patina can have depending on which type of bronze you use with it. Last time I used the blonde bronze and got a bluer blue. Against the green bronze it takes on more of a teal or turqouise blue.


I have so many cool crumpled tissue paper backgroudns in this RR. Every time I try that technique I over-saturate and overwork the tissue (I used pattern paper tissue) and it ends up being nearly flat. This time I didn't worry about whether all the tissue was strongly glued. Some of the scrunched up areas didn't feel real solid, but I assumed the gesso would hold things in place. When I started applying the gesso I was getting a dry-brush look that was looking very cool. I decided to leave it with spaces of ungessoed tissue. When I glazed, it helped add color variation, as the gessoed areas ended up lighter. This is the best tissue paper background I've ever done ... wooo hooo!


5 comments:

Karen Owen said...

Karen, This is truly awesome.

Lorri Scott said...

Karen, It's good to know you have a blog too! I saw you left a comment at mine. Would you like to link our blogs? Also I need to research how people can leave a comment without having to sign in? but I'm still on vacation so I won't pursue that until next week.

Great blog and nice spread for the Muses!

Lorri

Lorri Scott said...
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Lorri Scott said...

Karen,

I left one comment but it didn't seem to show up? I saw you left a comment at my blog and now I know you have one. Would you like to link them?

Great spread for the Muses!

Lorri aka Terpsichore

Anne said...

it's beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!