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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.


Christiane Kingsley said...

I really like the resulting effects. I am registered in the online Texture Town class on texture in acrylic...I still have not found the time to try the various techniques. But, I really like what you have achieved. Your color choice also has a lot to do with the success of this piece. Well done, Ms. Creativity:-)

Carol Blackburn said...

So beautiful, Barb....I've never seen anything like it.

Barb Sailor said...

You both flatter me...and I love it! Seriously though - I am having a great time working on the projects in this book... and it is only beginning! Thanks for you comments!

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane...How do I find the Texture Town web site! It sounds fascinating!