Hey, Painting Fool

luvstocraftJuly 15, 2009

Bebe, I wondered if you had seen the latest issue of Painting magazine? There is a beautiful redbird project on pg. 18 by Nancy Dale Kinney-Stout. I was reading through the instructions and was fascinated by how she had "marbled" the background. She had used the smoke from a candle and let it discolor her wooden plate, then sealed it with a matte sealer. It really looks neat, sort of like a cloudy winter sky. Have you ever tried something like that? She even explained how to get the candle to smoke by using a spoon over the flame. Not sure I'll ever try it, but it was interesting to read about. ;o) Luvs

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Hi Luvs. Yes, I do this quite often. It gives you a beautiful mottled appearance. It is done best when the background paint is wet. You should try it. I had to do it several times to get it right but I like the look of it.

I will check out the magazine.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 2:16AM
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