Friday, February 28, 2014

Making "Skins"

I love fellow artists who share the things they have tried and especially when it is one as well know as Beverly Burrows!! This woman is an artist extraordinaire! Bev taught workshops for many years and has her art in collections all over the world!! I'm proud to call her my friend. Check out her work by clicking here

So the other day we are exchanging ideas and she told me about this one I am sharing with you today. I call these transfers but she calls them "skins" and that is more what they are.

There are ALL kinds of ways you can do this and I have been in the studio playing with different ways, but here is one I want to share with you:

Using watercolor crayon, draw your image on either freezer paper (shiny side) or wax paper. Works on both
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Next: paint over image with any color acrylic. Let dry completely.
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Add another layer of acrylic (I'm doing 3 here...experiment with different layers) Let dry
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Now this is just something I did to give some stability (and just cause I wanna') I laid down the 3rd layer and while wet I laid gauze or cheese cloth in the wet paint.
Let all dry completely
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 When dry peel off the paper
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  And THERE it is!! Your "skin"
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 This was the image left on the freezer paper, and being one that DOES NOT waste.....I Mod Podged a couple of layers of tissue paper to this, let dry and peeled off, transferring the rest of the image to the tissue. Check out my videos on You Tube about tissue transfer
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Thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU Beverly for lending your expertise!!

Later, Suzi


5 comments:

  1. Watercolor paper and gauze -- brilliant!!!

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    1. Is this you MeriAtelier??? It IS great isn't it!! I'm having such a good time playing.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Beverly's Photobucket page ! Her works are beautiful and the bright colors remind me of your art. So many lovely angels too! Much appreciated! :)

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    1. She is awesome!! I actually took a workshop from her wayyyyy back in the 80's!! She is a good friend and awesome artist!! And doesn't mind sharing :)

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  3. I'm glad I took a look back through the posts I missed... I'm so going to try this... now!!! :) :) :)

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