As a narrative artist I often add words to my art. 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.
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.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Clay carving tools
I started with a wood panel that I applied clear gesso to. It wasn't necessary but since I didn't know if I was going leave the wood showing or not it seemed like a good thing to do. When dry, I sketched out my design.
At this time I added the paperclay to the surface, carving as I added more.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I was asked to be on the Creative Paperclay® design team which means I learn a lot of cool stuff and, of course, pass it on to you. So every two weeks or so I will be sharing tips and techniques using paperclay with you. I hope you enjoy it and learn a trick or two.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 8:06 PM