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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A few more samples of some of the prayer flags


This is a base of polymer medium, and then blue acrylic brushed on with a spray of water then I laidd a paper towel down and lifted the pigment off with a brayer let dry a bit and then, use a deli sheet and folded in half and brushed on some acrylic and then sprayed with water and pulled out the acrylic with a baby wipe...kind of feathered it..dried with a hair dryer add the rest I can't remember was in the moment...but I do remember put the flag on the sewing machine and add the extra over the dark blue and letting the end strains hang.I used a plastic charge card and gum eraser stamp I made for art journaling...
 This Prayer flag I purposely left plainer for the ones that like the simpler side of things.  I've already used one of my linoleum plates from a class I took over a year ago and printed on it and then I wrote over it with some inspirational quotes. 



I used Fiber paste as a base for this by Golden Mediums and let that dry..then I did a glazing with acrylics and sprayed some water on it and blotted with paper towel and then subtract more pigment off with a baby wipe..hard to see now as then I layered the coffee ground filter paper and some stained tissue papers and painted sheet music and tacked it down to the surface with the tack iron..all the paper have a layer of polymer medium and the background did too.  Then I had some fun just stitching with the sewing machine...My Aldi's special...I also added another layer of polymer so I could put on two image transfers..the daisy and the words. The ribbon came from a friend of mine on her package she gave me...save everything and for a good reason too.


Ideas were flowing but I had no more white sheet prayer flags left...going to have to sew more but will have to wait on that.. Now to get a picture of them all together or a nice one with a some string through the flap on top.  

3 comments:

  1. Love them all! Great job! So glad the flags have inspired you to grow further with them.

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  2. Your flags look great, such diversity. That is a good way to use a credit card too!

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  3. Thanks ladies, I needed to show the diversity so that it might speak to more people then just mixed media...

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