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Mixed Media => Mixed Media Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Annie. on January 03, 2016, 07:13:24 PM

Title: Poinsettia
Post by: Annie. on January 03, 2016, 07:13:24 PM
This is based on Nolan's Sunflower class in mixed media.  It was originally meant for the December challenge but although done in time, I could not get it photograph to post it.  I am doing the sunflower with my daughter, it will be a mixed-artist mixed-media  :2funny:

Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 03, 2016, 07:19:05 PM
Great application of the mixed media techniques from the sunflower lesson, Annie.

Better mixed artist than mixed-up artist!

Nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: Annie. on January 03, 2016, 07:26:07 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Thanks, I had lots of fun but the flower center did not come up great.
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 04, 2016, 01:49:37 AM
Annie,

I think my popcorn kernels would have been perfect for the center.  Too late, though, just popped them!

aloha

mea (YUM!)
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: Annie. on January 04, 2016, 04:03:05 AM
Oh my goodness gracious me!!!  This is terrible, mea culpa, magna mea culpa!

I had forgotten to give Mea credit for using her idea of dry corn kernels to do the flowers in the center.

Mea the corn worked well, it is the way I put the putty under them that looks odd.  The paste took more than 2 days to thicken and it was still as soft as mayonnaise when I applied it.  Nothing that I could handle with my hands... I applied it using a palette knife.

The paste for the sunflower is still to guey to use, i.e. the pipe cleaners won't stand up yet.  Frustrating.
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 04, 2016, 04:42:40 AM
Gee, Annie, sorry the paste is giving you trouble.  The one I have is soft going on but was really quite dry in a day.  Now it is rock hard. 

It was just inexpensive DAP All Purpose Spackling Paste that I bought at Home Depot.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: Annie. on January 04, 2016, 02:53:03 PM
I will try a different bran or different store.  Maybe I just got a bad batch that is runny. 

The DAP they carry is a pink paste that dries up white.  It is more pasty but cracks a bit as it dry.  The one I used is a drywall compound.
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: nolan on January 04, 2016, 09:47:34 PM
Fantastic :congrats: I get very excited when the ideas and techniques from the classes are used to create new original artworks. Then I know I have done my job well :cloud9:

Your paste doesn't sound right Annie.

If possible open the tub in the store to see if it looks right and has the consistency of modeling clay. It should however not feel as smooth, it will have more of a gritty feel to it.
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: Annie. on January 05, 2016, 02:30:04 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Nolan!

You always do a wonderful job.  I am just starting to feel enough confidence to start trying to venture a bit... and whatever the outcome, it really feels good.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: Sherri on January 05, 2016, 09:41:06 PM
Awesome!!  Love it
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: Annie. on January 05, 2016, 09:46:23 PM
 :thankyou: Sherri
Your comment makes me feel good about my effort.
Title: Re: Poinsettia
Post by: Val on January 19, 2016, 11:46:31 PM
Beautiful work on the poinsettia Annie! :heeha:   Can't wait to see the sunflowers!  :yippee: