Thursday, April 9, 2015

Recycle/Reclaim Your Art

Sometimes you have unfinished paintings or you have grown as an artist since you did the piece or there may be a million other reasons you don't like a piece. Or perhaps trade with a friend. So let's add paper clay. It may turn out great and/or be a wonderful learning experience.
SUPPLIES
Creative Paperclay®
Acrylic paints
Gold rub
Old painting or background

Find an old painting finished or not that you have hidden in your studio. Look at it and think about how you can improve upon it with Creative Paperclay®.
Roll out the paper clay onto your art. I like to dampen the surface slightly. I loved the fact that the piece has curved edges so it was easy to wrap the paper clay around the edge.
Stamp or brayer a texture plate onto the paper clay.
Add other embellishments made from the paper clay. Let dry. When dry, paint and add gold rub.

It will feel great to add life to an old painting. Have fun.

Darlene Olivia McElroy


3 comments:

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Very cool. I love how it holds to the art work.

Terri Sproul said...

just love this idea

Barbara Rankin said...

What an great idea for improving your old piece. I think you did just that! TFS this idea!