Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Altered book basic technique-layering

This spread was originally painted in shades of green and yellow with the standard cheap dollar a bottle acrylic, applied very thinly. A large image was mounted across both pages. The lace paper was painted with acrylics in green blue and yellow to look like seaweed. The yellow  color helps bring out the yellows in the image and the underlying page. This  book is going to a beginning artist and she will get to embellish further on this page, perhaps adding charms or beads, maybe a rubber stamped dragonfly? It is only half way there. The more layers and embellishment the more complex and beautiful this image will become.

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