Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Draw and Gild in More Ways
Now that we have the blog hop in full swing (see below to win a Draw and Gild kit worth $29.99), I wanted to add a few more ideas of art I've done with gilding.
I belong on many groups where artists use a die cut machine of their choice; and many use the 2 major softwares out there SCAL2 or MTC so they can create their own files.
I made a Chinese Take Out Box and cut it out on my machine. Then I drew some Asian motifs with the Chinese symbol for "peace," and gilded it with the fine line pen. For a more finished look you can add a bead or two to the wire handle or hang fibers or even an Asian tassle. Great little box for Gifts. Easy to do.
I am very much into wax/encaustics with the added elements of texture with mixed-media design. Here is a Hot Wax background with a gilded design on top. I adore laminate chips (perfect ATC size) and have a drawer filled with them.
When you use the fine line pen on wax, you only have to go lightly over the surface. The pen glides over the wax!