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October 25, 2010

Artist Portfolio

Back and sides

Front of Portfolio

A new circle group has started.
We are swapping background papers,
all held in this Portfolio that i decorated
with paint and paper.

******* Portfolio Background Tutorial****
1) Gesso all surfaces....DRY
2) Glu bits of Ephemera,( scrap papers,
book pages, Asian
I also reinforced the folds with torn
strip of thin cotton . DRY well.
3) add bits of painted deli wrap,
painted paper towels...
4) color other areas with ink and/or
paint..(.thined with water)
dab some off with a paper towel
to soften.
5) add various marks with paint,
using tools like plastic fork, round
objects, end of pencil.
6) add stamps...text or shapes....dry
7) a few spatters of paint can be added now...


Janet Ghio said...

What a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Lill! You know I love collage, and yours is just beautiful.

teri said...

This is lovely -- I especially love the colors you've used together and the way you blended them.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

THis looks fabulous!!! I love your work!