Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dreaming in Creative Paperclay®

Cleaning out my studio allowed me to rediscover an old painted background and a cast figure. Since the figure was cast with Creative Paperclay® I thought it was a perfect start to a project. I have always love the odalisque or reclining figures you see in Baroque art. They made lying around look good. I think a contemporary reclining figure would be on a couch watching TV. Not quite the same.

 



SUPPLIES
Creative Paperclay®
background
polymer medium
paint
brushes
Sand-Its 
platinum rub
silver leaf




First I used a small wad of paper clay to attach the figure to the background. Next I added a pillow and a snake-like ribbon.The story was finished with clouds, small cast flowers and a moon. Detail was added to the pillow and all the clay edges were smoothed with a little water on my finger. When it dried I filed some rough areas with Sand-Its.

After this picture was taken, I added one more cloud.


I decided it needed some small details so I used dimensional paint. What a difference it made. 















I finished it off with a stain, some platinum rub and a little silver leaf. 

Dream in Color,

Darlene Olivia McElroy


1 comment:

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Great idea to use the paint! Lovely.