hopefully i'll hear that things got there safe & sound and that the recipients like them.
coneflower transfer, to fix what i inadvertently washed off last night. worked out quite well.
i wanted more detail & remembered that oilbar is used that way on encaustic, and that oil can go over acrylic- so i grabbed my fave color, prussian blue, and a blending stick & a soft cloth & worked color into the cracks. again, bot a great photo, but i'm really happy with the detail it brought out- much more interesting.
and now the challenge. i think that the only way to preserve these is going to be a spray varnish. i used the golden uv resistant semi gloss topcoat for the digital grounds- with a foam brush- and the brush marks are really evident. i can probably make it work, but it isn't what i was going for.
so we'll keep experimenting- but if anyone has a brilliant idea or solution, please let me know.... i slathered on a layer of gel medium with a palette knife to preserve the coneflower transfer- didn't want no stinkin brush marks & figured the uneven surface will work with the crackle. we'll see!
and now for bed-