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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Chris Cozen Classes Halloween Weekend at Stamping Details in Poway, CA
My artist friend Davi holding up her work in progress
We used soft gel medium to adhere collage images to the canvas. I made three of them. After the images were dry, we used a palette knife to add two colors of Golden Fluid Arylic paint to the canvas. After that dried, we selected a third accent color and painted it on a rubber thing, which was then pressed onto the canvas. The checkerboard looking thing is used under carpet padding. Chris gave us each a sample.
My friend Kat is spraying alcohol over the faux encaustic layer to get rid of the air bubbles.
Diane and other classmates
Here's the first layer of faux encaustic mixture spread onto the canvas. Chris gave us a few different formula's, including a base of acrylic ground for pastel or soft gel medium. But we used a formula which dried the fastest, consisting of less than 1/4 cup Golden Fluid Matt Medium for each 8"x8" canvas, with a drop of Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold. Another formula substituted the gold for 3 drops of Interference blue and 2 drops of Iridescent gold to add a sheen to the finished look.
You can see the spreader tool (top of photo) we used to smooth the mixture over the canvas. It was difficult to get it perfectly smooth.
Works in Progress drying outside. Diane made the two on top.
More works in progress drying; top 2 are Kat's
More works in progress drying; top 2 are Davi's, bottom 2 are Vickie's
My green canvas wet with the mixture. I used the rubber thing to make the red marks and then used it again while the faux encaustic layer was still wet. 8"x8"
This is my Green canvas after it dried. I'm not sure what made those white spots, but I took it home this way and will be adding additional layers of paint, collage images and marks. I used Turquoise Phthalo and Diarylide Yellow on the first paint layer, with Cadium Red Light as my accent color.
My pink canvas while wet with the mixture. 8"x8"
I used Quinacridone Magenta and Indian Yellow as the first layer of paint and Cobalt Teal as the accent color.
My Pink canvas after it dried.
My purple canvas while it's still wet. 8"x8"
I used Quinacridone Magenta and Cobalt Blue on the first layer of paint and Chromium Oxide Green as the accent color.