Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Cosmos" by Leada Wood, Contemporary Texas Artist

Beginnings

It's All In The Crumple!


The Happy Ending! "Cosomos" by Leada Wood©
Faux Batik is fun in watercolor...but in Acrylic it is indescribable! The paper I use is a Japanese paper, a little heavier than tissue paper but still transparent with pieces of fiber running through it and delicate. When you are finished with the painting you apply a special mixture of waxes all over the painting and then crumple it up...then you apply a color of paint over the wax and it goes into the crevices...hopefully. When that is all finished you iron the wax out of your painting and what is left is a beautiful faux batik effect.
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