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  • Sea Serpent Tears

    Well, I've managed to carry on with the spreads in the Young People's Science Encyclopedia... despite a bit of an accident. It went like this:

    I ordered some matte varnish, since it's really useful for sealing, making glazes etc. It arrived and I excitedly started applying it to the 'watering can' spread I put up before, to even out the shine from some gloss medium on there... well, I got so over-excited that I thought I would use it to seal a little drawing of someone diving into the sea, on the previous page. So, with no further thought, I turned the page and began sealing... then I got distracted, and returned a few hours later to find the pages well-and-truly stuck together... doh! I pulled them apart and was left with a bit of a mess, with almost all bar the flower in the previous spread gone. So, well I had to make do with what I had, and in fact I like the result. The envelope on the left-hand page is where I keep my ideas for further pages when they arrive.

    The whole episode makes me believe even more that Liquitex matte varnish and matte medium are the same thing.

    Also, another spread I finished last night. It's all done on top of a John Piper sketch from a gallery poster. The sea serpent is done in blue carbon paper - if anyone knows how to fix it, I'd love to know!

    1 Comment

    • 1. Nov 12 2012 12:42PM by Nina Fenner

      Hi Bunk, just found your blog. Great to see you're still making books and doing art journals. Belinda sent me the info about your workshops, and I've been really getting into this 'Art Journalling' thing and thinking of doing some workshops myself. (oh and you probably remember me as Nina Inglis)

      Nina

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