Friday, March 18, 2011
Creating with a Modeled Gel Surface
I went back to the book "Celebrate Your Creative Self" today and worked with the project where you use modeling gel, an acrylic substance which is very stiff and must be applied like putty. I used a piece of an old credit card, but something stiffer and stronger would have been much better. After the gel is applied to the board, you use a series of tools to stamp designs into the gel. I used the lid of the gel jar and varied assorted clay sculpture tools. After the gel is dry, you paint with acrylics and then I dry-brushed Golden fluid acrylic gold over the top to catch the designs on the surface. It was much fun and I was happy with the results.