Saturday, October 2, 2010

painting on cardboard

i saw this technique some place online that said you can wet cardboard and peel away layers to reveal ridges to add texture to your art,  so i decided to give it a try it.  i ripped off cardboard pieces from a packaging box i received in the mail and cut a piece 6 x 6 inches.  i put a layer of gesso on the cardboard and let it dry. i painted the background with acrylic paints and scraped paint around with a credit card.  once that was dry i just drew a design and painted it.  i used a charcoal pencil to outline the drawing. i'm not sure if it is done or not. i feel like i want to add some paper to the background. but for now i'll just let it sit til i decide if it's done.

11 comments:

  1. cool technique roc. Love the new background! I tried to skype you today...

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  2. Fabulous........I'll be trying this!

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  3. Great technique!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  4. Looks fabulous and a great technique!! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  5. just beautiful, my friend!!! you never cease to amaze me!

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  6. I think it's fabulous just as it is, Roc.

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  7. love this, roc. instead of some paper, what about some stamps?

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  8. Really great Roc. Always like to see something different and new..Love and Hugs, Diane

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  9. Now that is just truly awesome.
    I love that card board idea.
    You are just too creative.
    Love it.

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  10. This is fantastic Roc! I think I saw this, too, online and can't recall where. But; I love what you did here! I'll have to give it a go. xxoo

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  11. Hey Roc!!! Cool idea!!!! Love the texture this technique gives you! Great job!

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