gorgeous!!! Love them all!!
Your work is so wonderful! How do you get your pieces so smooth and level? I've found that joint compound is a tricky thing, getting the right consistency seems to matter. I didn't realize there were so many different types.
Thanks, Christianne - I keep checking for your post with your textured painting!
Hi Sheryl - Thanks! eBay sounds good. I hope it works out for you. I use a sanding block to straighten my edges after the plaster dries - and also to knock down and "stick ups" on the surface.
all are gorgeous!!!
Paul, I am trying this now and find that I don't know how long to let the paint dry before I wipe it off with the paper towels? I am wiping off almost all of the color except what is sticking in the impressions! There are so many things that can throw you off the rails! But I want to master this! Great site and thanks for showing us how you do this - it is very exciting to see how prolific you are!
David - It sounds like you are making the paint too watery. I strive for a creamy consistency when I rub the paint over the surface. Then I rub gently with a paper towel - immediately. I would say - try less water. Good luck. (Have you found my video where I'm spreading and removing paint?)
Paul, thanks for replying! Yes, I have watched several times every video I can find that you have made! Last night I decided to try letting the paint dry for awhile first, and forgot about it! Oops! I had a heck of a time removing some of it after that! I will try today for a creamy consistency! Thanks so much! I am finding repeated polymer layers are covering a lot of the fine details of the impressions I have made particularly with fine mesh wire that when folded at the edges make an interesting "gouge" in the compound. I am discovering the wet edges of stemware makes a nice circle and give me a handle to hold onto. Or those tall glass candle holders held upside down! I even used a plastic fruit cutter to make a nice impression! The wet ends of wooden dowels are great, too. I had another idea, as well. The Masonite type support board could be cut to the same size as some of my standard painting canvases and then glued and screwed onto the top of them providing me with a frame underneath. These are standard sizes for framing and I can also cover the sides with molding for a frame...Again, thanks so much for the help!
You have such interesting work! I love your techniques. Beautiful layers of texture and color. I saw your videos on Rebecca Geoffrey's blog: http://rebeccageoffrey.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-04-04T06:10:00-07:00&max-results=10
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