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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
"Listen to Papa and pay him respect"
original mixed-media art
2.5" x 4.25"
This is an altered antique cabinet card found in a gorgeous Victorian photo album. Fun and challenging. The card took about 8 hours - doing a little bit every night over 4 days.
This is an experiment to study altering the antique cabinet cards. Used a lot of media on this card.
Started by creating a mask of the central image - by outlining the figure with graphite pencil on tracing paper, 'fussy' cutting it out, and adhering double-sided removable tape to the back. Adhering the mask over onto the card, and then painting many layers of various acrylic colors between layers of soft gel gloss medium (Golden) and matte medium (I like Liquitex). A little tissue paper stamped with dye ink was adhered with diluted matte medium. Then I used a couple of gel pens, found objects, Stickles, embossing fluid, black chalk pencil, brads and a great Zig Painty pen in white to add lettering.
The way it turned out looks good!
What do you think of this guy? Have you ever altered cabinet cards?