ID: VSN April 2010 - Postcard  - Too Much Fabric
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Created: April 4, 2010
This is another submission for the Vamp Stamp Magazine for the June 2010 issue with the theme of "Postcard".


This time I thought I'd use artist grade pre-primed canvas material for my postcard. It's only primed on one side and didn't feel as stiff as I would like. So I painted both sides with several more layers of Gesso. I used Utrecth's white gesso, which is a very thick quality, almost as thick as molding paste. Dried it thoroughly between layers.

Diluted my Golden's Fluid Acrylics (Indian Yellow, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Green Gold, Jenkin's Green) to a milk consistency and applied my paint in a thin layer, then almost immediately dropped drops of rubbing alcohol on the moist paint (with a fine tipped eye dropper and also with the tip of a bamboo skewer dipping into the alcohol and onto the painted surface repeatedly). It dissolves the paint in that area, leaving a white  open area with sometimes some of the color remaining. Almost looks like flowers, which is how this postcard evolved. I was looking at what I had done, seeing these white spots, and then I saw this lily pond taking shape in my mind.

So got out the Local King Rubber stamp set "Waterlily" which has the frog in it too. Rubber stamped them using Versafine Olympia Green, Vintage Sepia and Blue Lagoon. The flower with the blue, the frog with the green and the pads with a mix of green and sepia. Clear embossed everything.

Rubber stamped the fiddleheads (Quietfire Design) with the green as well and the quote also from Quietfire with sepia and embossed with Queen's Gold, then outlined with an Identi-Pen.

Added some Stickles "Copper" and Distress stickles "Mustard Seed" dots in the centers of the flowers.

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