magazine images and a metal polish treatment
by Rae from California
I read on one of the emails about someone using Gasso (?) something sounding like it that is a polish for metals.
They use it on images the get from magazines....
My question is what does it do to the image?
I am on my second journal page using multi media and struggling a bit. you whip it out in an hour...I have been 1 week at the first page. I use watercolors, pen and ink mostly, so now I am playing with a lot of other products.
Got the Gesso down and see the value after the pages of my 90# watercolor paper all curled up. The gel is great for pasting images, stamps are good, just got some acrylic inks in beautiful shiny colors.
So what about this polish? or whatever it is?
I forgot to mention that I love this site you have created, though it is a bit overwhelming to get acquainted with the whole site...not to mention those wonderful videos at lightening speed. Love your work and instructions.
Rae from California.
If ever I am in London (and I am at times) is there a site where you are open to visitors...or is this strictly online?
Keep up the good work...we novices need you.
Hi Rae ..
and thank you for your kind comments :-) glad you enjoy my art journal videos ..
Re Metal Polish
It is a Metal wadding polish that is often used by bikers literally to polish metal ...so a lot of hardware stores carry it
Using this wadding polish ... on some of the higher quality magazine pages that have a high chalk content is fun ... it removes some of the paint to reveaal a textured layer underneath that can be fun to use in mixed media collage projects ...
Gesso is def useful when working with thinner pages as well as playing with textural elements ... it is also fun to try black gesso which gives a different effect as well as transparent gesso for texturing ..ohh soo many toys and soo many creative possibilities :-)
re LONDON ...
let me know of you are on London, I live part of the time in the city and am happy to hook up for a coffee or 2 :-)
HAve fun playing and take your time learning new stuff... have the enjoyment lies in the journey and the process rather than the end result
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