I.e. I’m posting about last Wednesday after my last post about last Thursday. Confused? Join the clan.
Wednesday was the first degree session this semester, and was a continuation of our work on 3D pieces. We started by making fairly straightforward little vessels, following Janet Edmond’s technique from this book.
So this morning I got out the black gesso and a rubber stamp.
Part-way–through and after images to the left. It is due to get some metallic paint and possibly some verdigris at a later date. Anything to make it a bit more interesting.
Wednesday afternoon was spent constructing a fabric to make a vessel to stiffen with PVA, which is not a technique I’d come across before, although we did PVA fabric together to make a background on C&G.
Instead, as we keep being told to be experimental – and I keep being told I’m coasting – I decided to conduct a small experiment.
Experimental piece one - a yoghurt pot, covered in cling film, draped with various black sheers and painted with PVA – with a dollop from one of these which are my new favourite things.
Experimental piece 2 - another yoghurt pot/cling film combo, draped with black sheers painted with wallpaper paste and the essential confetti glue.
And 3 is – yes, you guessed it, yoghurt pot and cling film, sheers, confetti glue – and Paverpol, this time. Another of those things I’ve had for years and never used.
The sheers are black, by the way – I think I may have been a little bit too generous with the Paverpol.
Those of you with a scientific background may be thinking that this is not a well-designed experiment – too may uncontrolled variables, like the type of sheers I used and the way I draped them – but doing all three the same would have been boring - even assuming I could remember how I did the first one.
I hope they’ll be dry by tomorrow – though I have my doubts about the Paverpol …