Friday, 20 April 2018

A Print Effect Using Golden Acrylic Paint

This piece was created as a design team piece using Golden products.  I used Golden Hi Flow Acrylics with High Flow Medium both for painting and stamping.  They also take stamping with Archival ink really well.  Although I was only intending to experiment initially using cheap card (160gsm Bright White Card from Ryman),  I was so pleased with the final look of the piece that I added it to a canvas.  It looks as if it has been printed out on a colour laser printer.
I started by mixing Pthalo Green with other colours in various quantities; some neat, some mixed with Hamsa Yellow Medium and some with a little Titanium White.  I also added quantities of High Flow Medium to thin and extend the paint without losing colour.  These were painted randomly onto an A4 piece of the card.
Next I added stamping in various shades of Archival ink using the Leaf Print stamps (Tim Holtz / Stampers' Anonymous)...
Followed by some of the Mixed Media and Ledger Script stamps
(Tim Holtz / Stampers' Anonymous).
Using my Tim Holtz stamp platform for repeat stamping,  I used some of the Golden Hi Flow Quinacridrone Nickal Azo Gold, dabbed directly onto the Dinky Dragonfly stamp from IndigoBlu, to add two focal images.  By building up the layers of paint using repeat stamping, a clear image was produced each time.  The stamp was immediately washed using warm soapy water.
I added a couple of stickers from the Small Talk booklet (Tim Holtz idea-ology) at this point, while I pondered how to finish the piece.
Having decided that it needed to be trimmed down,  I tore around the section with the focal images until the piece was a rough square, leaving white edges showing all round.
To display the print effect,  I painted round the edges of an 8" x 8" Canvas board from Claritystamp using black gesso and glued the piece into place.
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