a mixed media artist allows me to expand my techniques and art
aresenal. I would have a lot less art stuff if I stuck to one media but I
love it all. One thing I love to do is to finish off my art with
texture and I achieve this with both cast and suclpted Creative
casting my objects, I mix a dark blue acrylic paint in a bag with my
Creative Paperclay®. It keeps my hands clean and allows me to mix the
two completely. Then I apply the colored clay to my silicone mold and
let it dry thoroughly. At that point I can glue them to my surface with a
soft gel. The bees on the right hand side of the papers were also done
this way. I finished them off by rubbing a lighter color of paint on
lightly dampened the surface of the painting then applied the clay in
the shape of an orchid. Using several different tools, I started
blocking in the shape and smoothed the edges with water on my fingers.
When finished, I let dry then painted it with my acrylics.