so tomorrow i'm taking it to the ace hardware. i took the other plexi piece in with me to get nuts & bolts & had a nice art discussion with the guy behind the counter who, as it turned out, has an epson that will probably print on plexi & was very interested in what i was doing. i told him i'd bring the finished piece back in. hopefully i can get him to cut some masonite for me while i'm there. ace is my second favorite art store
i had to do something with this, due to the icky liney effect caused by the sealant. so i got out the oilbar thinking that a little finger painting would be perfect. i was going to make a sky, but realized that it would be hard since i am painting on the back of the piece- so what looked good to me might not work so well on the front. at first, it was more liney-ness.
then i smooshed the paper towel into the oilbar & came up with (i think) a nice texture. will have to think about the right thing to mount this over, b/c it's pretty dark. but maybe if i do something with some silver leaf..... i needed to tie the blue in the upper right corner in with the rest of the piece, so i got out a silver marker (the silver leaf pen not working.....) and drew in more of the swirly design. i think it works pretty well. now i just need to decide what to knock back because everything is competing for attention. i like the bird & the zebra. maybe i should wash off some of the gesso. or buy sandpaper at the art store tomorrow...that's it for now! what a fun night it's been! i will do a step by step on the next plexi/ masonite piece since there seems to be some interest. i do have to note, for those of you without a printer that takes thick media, the coneflowers are a transfer, not a print- and given the problems i had with ink washing off that may be a better way to go.