Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Adding the Narrative to Your Art with Creative Paperclay®

As a narrative artist my work is about visual storytelling. I often add words to my art as a background or an accent. It may be handwriting, collaged words or dimensional words either store bought or made with Creative Paperclay®. Using it as a sweet spot in a painting, I find it is a great element for drawing the viewer into the art. These samples are details from three separate paintings I added it to.

Creative Paperclay®
Alphabet stamps, texture plates

So easy — the clay was applied to the art and stamped. When clay was dry, I added a burnt umber or red oxide acrylic paint then applied a gold rub when the paint had dried.

As always, thanks and dream in color! — Darlene Olivia McElroy

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