"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life."
~ Jack Kerouac
Experimenting with fluid matte medium this past week. Golden Acrylic Mediums thin fluid acrylics making them translucent or transparent the higher the ratio of matte medium to paint. Just a drop of Golden fluid acrylics mixed with a tablespoon or two of matte medium still gives fairly saturated color, so I'm learning to use just a tiny bit of paint to create the effect of a wash. Per the Golden site it is "a liquid, pourable acrylic medium useful for extending colors, increasing translucency and decreasing gloss." In an altered hardback book, I collaged a number of images and layered acrylics thinned with matte medium, then added a little gesso, to create a tye-dyed look. Another layer of collaged images, neocolors, handmade eraser stamps, and a travel quote from Jack Kerouac. I like the impact and texture created by the layers of images and paint.