The top one reminds me of grape harvest.
oh so beautiful, the wedding couples are lucky to get them
Hi Paul, I'm frustrated... have been playing with your cool technique and can't get my dollie images to turn out... what am I doing wrong? I've tried them wet and dry...they just lift the joint compound. I seem to have better results with stamps if I let the joint compound skim over about an hour. I notice you said somewhere that you prime your masonite, what do you use? I love your work. Thanks for sharing, Jan.
Jan! I make my textures immediately after spreading the joint compound. BUT, remember, whatever you use to make impressions needs to be quite wet so that the plaster won't stick to it! I use any good water-based primer from a paint store, hardware store or Sears.
Thanks, Paul. I tried another one with the dollie very wet, it made the plaster too soft so when I lifted it I had nothing but a mess. Perhaps it is the yarn the dollie is made from, it's not stringy like most. I'm enjoying the learning process, frustrating as it is. :)
Maybe it's your plaster. I use the 5 gallon buckets - I find that the buckets with blue lids, called "light-weight" joint compound, works the best. Also use light pressure to make your impressions. Please let me know if that helps.
I have the gallon bucket with the red lid. - Will look for the blue lid variety and try it again. I know I've put it on too thick... that may be some of my problem. I'm playing with a sheet of Masonite - while I don't know that I'll use much of the Dollie look, I want to know I've mastered that option while I'm in the learning mode. Do you know you can also make transfers with packing tape or contact paper? I actually prefer them, although they are not as pliable as the polymer medium.
I like your approach - good luck! And thanks for the "transfer" tip. Would you believe that one of my students told me about the packing tape just a couple of days ago.
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