Sunday, January 12, 2014
Three Melting Ladies
I was experimenting with the PaintOver technique starting with a black and white copy of a face from a magazine.
The one on the far left is my first attempt. When I tried to paint a glaze of white paint over the face, the ink smeared. No matter what I did, it smeared. I tried different products (see the middle face) and that helped a bit - but still smeared.
Hmmmm. I called my friend Jan for advice. She uses many products in her art journals and is more experienced with smearing water soluble inks. She suggested a few things to try.
The one that finally worked (face on the right) was to iron the copy, then spray it with Fixatif. I had to be quick and cautious - but almost no smearing.
So then I was faced (ha!) with the dilemma of two smeary faces. Should I just toss them in the