|These are two facing pages from a magazine.|
The one on the right is stamped with gel medium.
The one on the left has been rubbed with Nevr-Dull.
I often run out of steam in the evening yet I want to be productive rather than just sit in front of the TV with my mind out of gear. So a couple of nights ago I got out a stack of magazine pages, a can of Nevr-Dull Wadding Polish, some soft gel medium, and a collection of circular things I could use for stamps. (This is not my invention but is something I saw online and don't remember where.)
I chose magazine pages with lots of visual texture and pattern and stamped overlapping circles using lids, etc. dipped into the gel medium. After the medium dried I tore off a chunk of the wadding, rubbed the compound across the page, let it sit for a minute or two in order to soften and liquify the ink a bit, and then using quite a bit of elbow grease I smeared and removed the ink, leaving the circles which were protected by the medum.
|detail of gel medium stamped onto the page before rubbing|
|These were two facing pages from magazine. |
Left page is stamped; right page has been rubbed.
|Two more pages ready to use in collage.|