it's always fun for me to see how a piece evolved from start to finish, especially when it has taken a while. i apologize up front for the color variations- the in progress shots taken in the house are a bit off, but you get the idea.
this started with some super heavy gesso that i scratched wiggly lines in. then i used it as a place to put left over pant- mainly prussian blue, but you can see some red on the right. the silver dots are from bubble wrap that i used on another piece &, again, dropped what was left of the paint here.
i've been reading books about layers & experimenting & texture, so i decided to add some crackle paste & light modeling paste. i stamped and drew circles in the wet paste to echo the bubble wrap. the design is light modeling paste pushed through a stencil. no idea why this one, but there are circles and swirly shapes that fit with the rest of the piece.
after that layer dried.the piece needed something to finish it. i decided to put self leveling gel over the whole thing for a smooth, glossy finish to tie it all together. you can't really tell, but there is gloss gel over the modeling & crackle paste to preserve it & the tar gel is glossy, but the rest was matte. i was also curious to see how the clear tar gel squiggles would show up.
masking tape around the edges, self leveling gel slathered on- with some areas higher than the gel layer.
and the finished product, which i think achieved the textural interest & feeling of layers i was after.
this was a fun one- i learned a lot, got to experiment and am happy with the outcome! yay! now if i could only come up with a name.....