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    Altered Book: The Road

    "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.

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    Oh, Yes! I name everything too! When you've imprinted a piece with your artistic soul, I feel that it deserves to be christened with a proper name. Thanks for the intro to Hanna's blog! And, yes, there really IS a lot of kindness in the world!!! Isn't it refreshing?!? Hope you had a super Sunday! Hugs, Terri

    I love the layers upon layers of paint and paper, and all the wild colors. I certainly don't have the courage to use color as boldly as you do here!

    04.7.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCassandraMarie

    I just love these pages! I have been drooling over them and soaking up all of your comments and tips. Just got your Zine so I can't wait to Collage...you are so inspiring! I so appreciate you!

    05.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMolly Freibott

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