Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Studio Series: Behind the Scenes

Gessoing tags; Photo credit: © Karen Thiessen, 2013
All of the paper shipping tags that I use for my Composition and Continuum series need to be laminated and then coated with several layers of gesso before I can paint or collage over them. It's a time-consuming process but worthwhile. Early collaged and painted tags have a slight curl because they weren't gessoed. I use the plastic lids from boxed salad greens as drying trays.

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