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    Elemental Grid

    "Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
    Forcing a project into completion, you ruin what was almost ripe."
    ~ Lao-tse

    Alterations in progress. I painted the pages in this hardback with white gesso to strengthen the paper and block the text. To give the thick border a rough, aged look, I painted a bit of Golden fiber paste under vivid Golden fluid acrylics. Since the fiber paste makes the base rough, it's not a good surface for collaging with paper. I glued images with Mod Podge. The images are of patterns, fabric, textures, man-made and natural elements. After making turquoise gridded lines with a gift card, I edged the images with neocolor II crayons.

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    I just found your site via another - looks like you have lots of great ideas! My 4 and 6 year old boys are driven to create - I'll bookmark you for rainy days! Lecia

    10.10.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

    HI Tammy,
    I love this page!

    10.19.2008 | Unregistered CommenterMandy (FarStarr)

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