i work through a lot of "i might mess this up" issues, buuuut...sometimes the ones i "mess up" turn out the best! also, the great part of the wax is that you can scrape off anything you don't like from the newest layer! go for it!
You are so right. I started a test canvas just to have a place to try new techniques and not worry about messing anything up and I've actually started to like the result.
It the case of the 3 panel paintings I just don't know what direction to go next....
Thanks so much, Mo!
I'm considering submitting this for a show. Believe it or not, the framing is actually the inset back of a flat wooden panel. I have to figure out a way to attach the pieces and put a hanging thing-y on the flat panel in the "new" back...hmmm...open to ideas!
Mo and i were talking about how to get a nice effect using the shellac burn technique, only - instead of amber- a black burn. I experimented a little last night with graphite powder and clear shellac -- and came up with this
little 4" x 4" piece. I started with clear shellac - about 2T i guess, and added about a T of graphite. It was pretty black, and i painted it just as i would with shellac alone. -- kind of like spreading jelly on a piece of bread.