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
thinner
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.

12 comments:

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?

~Alisa

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.

xoxox