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Cheap Tricks with everyday materials
Waxed Dental Floss:
As a clay cutting tool, it works beautifully. Just cut a piece about 14” long, roll each end around your fingers, and pull through a block of air-dry (or earthenware) clay. Dental floss can also be used as super-strong, thin cord for stringing beads. I have a bag full of little sample-sized floss at the Studio. Oh yeah, and if you happen to be eating corn on the cob while you work, it’s double-useful.
You can make a very cool ink-jet transfer on paper of fabric by taping an 8x10” piece of waxed paper to some pain printing paper, running it through the printer, lightly misting the image with water, and rubbing it face down on the transfer surface. You have to work quickly, but the results are very good. Here’s a link to my blog post with pics.
Find the kind in a can that is wax based. You can mix metallic powder with the neutral colored shoe polish to make a lovely waxy glaze for hard surfaces like encaustic. Brown shoe polish tints and polishes textured surfaces like clay and heavily-applied acrylic layers.
You may know about this already, but Jane Davies showed me how to dampen a rag with rubbing alcohol and rub back into the layers of an acrylic painting to reveal the layers underneath. You can rub it through a stencil for interesting results.
One of my favorite workshop involves making altered paers from National Geographics using Citra-Solv cleaning liquid. If you haven't tried it yet, here's how!
Here's a quick tutorial from my You Tube Channel on using altered Cotra-solv pages for textures in Photoshop.
Regarding collage, if you want to print out your own really interesting collage images that are copyright-free, check out this SHARDS post I did on the Public Domain Review.
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