Monday, May 5, 2014

Compendium of Curosities Vol.3 Challenge Week No.1

Yay!!!! There's another Compendium of Curiosities Challenge starting! This time we will be working through Volume 3 of Tim Holtz's book. Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring the challenge for this week which is "paint marbling" using distress paints, and I tried out the technique on the blue colored panel of my layered collage. I wanted to see what effects I could achieve on a textured background. Mine started with letter stickers stuck to a square of watercolor paper, then I put joint compound (yes, from the hardware store!) in several spots and stamped into it with foam stamps to create texture. I've been playing with this type of background in my art journals and love the depth it can create. After air drying which takes a l-o-o-o-n-g time, I sealed it with matte medium and then did the paint marbling over top. I highlighted the raised texture with a bit of gesso on my finger. It may not look like the paint marbling demonstrated on a flat tag, but I love the effect! So much so that I even wrote the word on my collage ;-)

This is a close-up of textured panel:


4 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Love that you did the technique on something other than plain paper! Great results! Love the color, and all the layers really make this stand out! Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

Renee said...

Love this!

iGirlZoe said...

Gorgeous! The marbling looks so good on a textured background. Thanks for sharing. :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, the texture is scrumptious. Love the colors and rich marbling. Thank you for joining us at CC3C!