Friday, February 22, 2008

Metal Collage Workshop

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Kristen said...

I'm trying to imagine what the gesso flourishes feel like. Are they somewhat plastic and flexible or are they more dry and crunchy like plaster?

Victoria said...

Since they are mostly acrylic media they are pretty flexible. I had some older ones that were not as plastic and a bit more chalky so I had to be careful weaving them through the other surfaces like the cholla skeleton here...and I really like the more matte finish of those.

I have several formulas for the gesso to get just the right height of the dried flourish. Sometimes I gild and sometimes like here I have left it white.....

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