Friday, June 14, 2013
Incorporating Collage Elements
I had this idea in my head when I was making a rough sketch for this piece: the newspaper should be of real newspaper.
The problem was execution. How to do a collage within my watercolor composition?
When in doubt, ask around. Fortunately (for me), watercolor magician Jen Betton was online at the time. I messaged her the question and got TONS of suggestions. What about gel medium? Yes, but too glossy. Matte medium? Yes, but the plastic coat will prevent me from painting watercolor on top afterwards. How about thinning down acrylic and do that on top? Yes, but...
And that conversation went on. She sent me links of sample collages that looked great. She showed me what she had done with photo transfer. (It was awesome!)
Thanks for spending the time, Jen! You rock!
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