Art Technique Friday
March 12, 2010
Happy Friday! The art technique of the day is using modeling paste and ideas for that to get you thinking/going/using/doing.
Golden’s Modeling Paste is a thick acrylic paste that you can use to create texture in a painting, on a book cover, etc. How?
Lay it on with a brush or spatula in thick fashion.
Ways to Add Texture:
1. Come back through it either drawing with your finger or a tool to make designs.
2. stamp into it with bold rubber stamps. The stamp will pull some of the paste away leaving a texture behind.
3. stamp into the paste with a potato masher, wire grid cooling rack, sequin waste, rough fabric, produce netting, or brush into it with a silicone basting brush.
4. using the side of a credit card, make slice marks.
5. lay in the veined side of a rhododendron leaf.
Once you have the texture you want, let it dry. This takes awhile so do more than one piece at a time!
The fun part is painting over the textures. Two tone shading can be achieved using a base color first and then applying metallic paints only on the high spots. Or brush the paint only from one direction.
See http://ko-ok.blogspot.com/ for some texture paste examples. Have fun!