Friday, April 26, 2013

Forgotten Project!

I should clean my studio more often. I was sorting through folders today and found two pieces that I had lettered and flourished. I had applied the Rolco gilding size to the piece but had not gilded it! This piece was stuck to the back of another piece that I had also forgotten to gild. It has been sized with the Rolco for months! I believe I started this piece in January and had laid it aside with good intentions to complete. Seeing that it definitely still had tack, I applied gold leaf to it and the gold adhered instantly. Quite a testimony to the adhesion power of the Rolco Aquasize. Even though it had adhered itself to the back of another piece, when I pulled it apart (without the least bit of gentleness), it did not damage the piece it was adhered to and there was no residual paper on the Rolco. Quite miraculous. Needless to say, I stopped cleaning my studio ( I was looking for an excuse) and I completed the piece with watercolour pencil, Finetec Gold, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and the Hot Foil Pen. The paper is Stonehenge.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Enchanted Meadow Series: The Munk

Time to start seeing these little angels in the garden. I know they are menaces. The last two years they have systmatically plucked every pear on our pear tree. We could see little pears go scurrying across the yard and then disappear into a whole in the ground. Despite their thieving ways, I do find them adorable. Time to start seeing these little angels in the garden. I know they are menaces. The last two years they have systmatically plucked every pear on our pear tree. We could see little pears go scurrying across the yard and then disappear into a whole in the ground. Despite their thieving ways, I do find them adorable. This little guy is 2"x6" on Fabriano Artisco paper. I flat gilded the design with Rolco gold size and 23K Gold leaf.Still experimenting with Marie Angel fur techniques.So much to learn so little time.