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Friday, February 20, 2015

They Make It Look So Easy ...

8x8" Ampersand panel with Golden Hard Molding Paste
In an instructional book section about using acrylic gels to create texture, it says put a layer of hard molding paste on the surface, smooth it (hah! you try smoothing the stuff!), then press objects into it. Well, remember when you walked in mud that sucked your boots right off? That is what happened when I pressed buttons and beads, and the bottom of a spice jar, into this layer of gel. Interesting effects, but really tricky. You have to have some way of pulling the objects back off the gel, and the suction changes the shapes ... but this is the experimental phase! No biggie, I am learning a lot by doing it.

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