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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Iris in Mixed Media

I took another old watercolor today and used the same process as yesterday - watercolor plus collaged tissue paper plus acrylic ink line! I wanted to see if it would work on a different subject - so here is a floral in the same process! This painting is 15" X 11" and is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.

8 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

It's really extraordinary what you're doing with the tissue paper! Both of these paintings are amazing. I'll be looking back to see more!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous iris! The reason I asked, Barb, is because when I've tried using decoupage medium (Mod Podge) on tissue paper, it can tend to crinkle up. Maybe it is just me being too heavy handed though. Probable.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I really love the results! Barb, did you go over existing lines in the original painting> Did you also cover the entire painting with the tissue?
You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

FIRST QUESTION. WHAT IS MIXED MEDIUM?

2ND, I LOVE THE COLORS ETC.

GRANNY

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Katherine! I am posting another this evening. I have an abundance of paintings in my "archives!" (my throw-aways which I couldn't bring myself to throw-away!

Barb Sailor said...

Sherry - I don't know much about Mod-podge - I have been using matte acrylic medium and have purposely tried to crinkle up the tissue paper so I would have a texture with it - if you enlarge the pictures you will see the textural effect. I like the texture.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks,Christiane - yes, I covered the entire painting with the white tissue paper crumpled to create texture, but also covered with the medium so there are wrinkles, but the wrinkles are flat. I went over the original painting images with the pen lines, but was selective and didn't put in every line I could see or imagine.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Granny - mixed media means that more than one medium was used in the painting. A simple watercolor would be using just watercolor to create the painting- if you introduce other media like the tissue paper and the ink line, then it becomes "mixed media" with more than one medium. A medium is what type of art supply is used - like crayon, or pastel, or oil paint, etc.