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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Alcohol Ink on Sculpted Paper



I've planned on trying this for months and finally got to it the last few days. This is sculpted paper on Yupo Col Mitchell style (link) using tracing paper and gel gloss medium. The little bird was cut from Yupo and glued in place with Mod Podge. I wish now I had taken a photo before I applied the ink so you could see the sculpt work. This is only about 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is really too small a format to get terribly creative. I just wanted to see if I could do it at all. I've said many times how I love to add texture to my work and this is certainly one exciting way to do just that.

3 comments:

cecile graven said...

nice :)
it happens that I used a variation on this technique ( by using toilet paper ) to alter a casket for a bottle of wine. :)
( http://eennieuwestart.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/wijnkist-2/ )

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Cecile. :) I can't imagine using toilet paper. I had a heck of a time with tissue paper. It was so fragile when wet.

cecile graven said...

haha yes I was busy for a few hours, but I used little pieces, so I didn't need to see how other parts of the paper were crinkling as I worked on another part. So that was 1 difficulty less than the method you tried.