Sunday, June 26, 2011
Fiber Paste- How to make a Skin Part 1 of Black and Gold Heart Project
Fiber paste ( I used Golden)
Parchment paper or Plastic Wrap
Acyclic paint ( I used Adirondack acrylic paint dabber Gold) I absolutely love the dabbers they are so easy to use.) You can use what ever color you want.
Art Glitter (Gale Glitz Gold) optional
Step 1: Using the palette knife, spread the fiber paste onto your surface of choice, whether plastic wrap or parchment paper for a skin. While the paste is still wet, add texture if desired. Let the fiber paste dry completely before painting because it will be mushy till dry.
Step 2: You can lift it from the plastic wrap or parchment.when dry and you have a fibrous, flexible looking paper. If you are going to print onto it a digital ground needs to be used to ensure a crisper image.
Step 4: Add art glitter. (Optional)
Step 5: Allow paint to dry completely.
I stamped on the smooth side of the fiber paste after it dried with Archival Ink Jet Black. Then I cut out the shape I wanted and using a paint brush I painted Diamond Glaze over it. Liitle trick I learned to help get rid of bubbles in the Diamond Glaze give it a small spritz with alcohol, if all of them don't disappear give it another quick spritz. Set aside this piece of the project.