12x6" cradled panel
Acrylic and paper cast from newspaper with vintage buttons
I then began to work with the raw newspaper sunflowers...playing with different applications and possibilities. I enjoy the blackbirds stamped to the surface, and found more vintage buttons to give the centers a little different application. HOWEVER, as I suspected, when adding the wax the newspaper darkened and therefore no longer worked on the dark, rather realistic background I had painted, so it is back to the drawing board for how I may apply them to a support. I believe I COULD have sealed the raw newspaper with spray sealer and it may not have darkened the paper...but to be sure I will need to make more and experiment again. Sometimes all the experimenting makes for a long day, but in the end to be able to understand what different applications will do to the surface will be worthwhile! PATIENCE I keep chanting to myself.
Still not sure what I will do with these, if anything...The value in this was the lesson learned!!
We had almost 2' again yesterday with the latest storm...that makes over 44" for the last week in snow! When it needs to be shoveled it is exhausting along with beautiful! Schools in the area were cancelled so I was home today working in my "lab". Not a bad day after all!