Saturday, July 18, 2009

IF = Tango

It takes two to 'tango'

Lame, I know :)

But I had much fun creating it.

I used modge podge instead of matte medium. Quite different. I see pro's and con's with both.

Modge podge:
Very thick (like thick school glue)
smells like glue
tacky and dries quickly
less expensive
I got fewer wrinkles and air bubbles in my collage elements (yay!)
slight sheen to surface when dry

matte medium
not tacky, you can reposition collage elements
matte finish

I will probably switch between both in the future depending on what effects I want.
It's good to have choices.


Julie-ann said...

I haven't comment on your art for a while. You are going from strength to strength! I love your deeper ladies than ever! Amazing art!

Silke said...

Great illustration! Love the colors!! I also use both gel medium and modge podge and have come to similar conclusions. Fun to experiment, isn't it?! :) Silke

Jose Alberto Caja said...

Son increibles tus obras, se me hacen extra├▒as y a la vez bellas... Me encanta todo, absolutamente todo.

very very very beautiful

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

Great piece! I just love your work but don't often leave a comment.

I've had trouble with modge podge remaining tacky even after lots of drying time. Did you have that problem at all?


Rachelle said...

Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog Sarah. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party was a great event - I'd highly recommend it!

I love your work. Your faces evoke such emotion, they look like they have so many interesting stories to tell.

Ellen Byrne said...

Really nice work.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I really like this!

Tessa said...

Gorgeous! Love, love your work - what a serendipitous discovery via Illo Friday. Off to see your Etsy store right this minute!

Becky said...

I have switched from gel medium to Modge podge for all my work. Not only is it more inexpensive...I love the glossy finish. I am loving your new creations!

Valerie Lorimer said...

It's wonderful Sarah! And not lame at all. Love the colors you used.

Lina said...

I love this piece, I am new to your work and I look forward to seeing more!

Renee said...

I really love this Sarah, it reminds me of me and my sister Jacquie.