Friday, April 30, 2010
One and Two and ...
"One" was my first effort in the molding paste/sanding technique over the collagraph/collage technique. I began wrong using a canvas. I stenciled a row of hearts with tinted molding paste and then covered the area with another color tinted molding paste.This was my first time to use my new power sander and I think I was timid about my sanding. All in all I can see possibilities for layers.
"Two" was interesting as I over shot the sander into the paper area and quickly lost some image. I was trying to sand down to a earlier color of red but before I could get to the red I had also sanded the edge which was getting seriously thin. Working on "Three" now and adding more layers and sealing collage areas.
I'll be starting a new project soon and was curious how this molding paste and sanding could be used. A wood panel would be ideal for this method. I'm still not sure of this method as I'm very impatient and the drying and waiting gives me fits and slows down the creative chances and spontaneity.
Added note: Upon reading this post over I am surprised at my seriousness....sometimes I get so caught up in the art making that I forget to have fun...!! I will lighten up as I love doing the work and will try to be more playful in my descriptions.