Sunday, February 1, 2009

An Entire Day with the Golden Artist ..... part 4

Golden Crackle Paste and Gels

"Crackle Paste develops deep fissure-like cracks as it dries." We learned that if you apply it thick, the fissures or cracks are bigger and deeper than if you applied it thinly. We applied drops of fluid acrylics to a wet ground. (The crackle paste had dried before applying the water.)

Then we painted four squares on a piece of 8" x 10" mat board. Using different gels, we tinted them, applied them to one of the squares then scraped it off. Andrea said this is called Scraffito. It's fun! We used soft gel matte, regular gel, heavy gel and high solid gel. Andrea explained the many kinds available through Golden and showed us a lot of actual painted examples. Then we got down to painting our own and experimenting:

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