Mystery Technique

Mystery Technique #44

MT#44, ©Elizabeth Sanford

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ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #43: This was done on an upcycled vinyl banner. First I used a permanent marker to sketch the design on the unprinted back of the banner, marking all the negative shapes with an x. I then cut out all the negative areas with an X-acto knife. After I finished cutting, I painted it with a mixed acrylic bluish black.

Mystery Technique

Mystery Technique #43

NightForest2

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ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #42: This was done on Claybord, which is a wood panel coated with a smooth white clay ground. I began with thin lines of acrylic medium. After they dried, I applied multiple layers of diluted acrylic ink, sometimes tilting the panel, spraying it with water or partially blotting the wet paint with a paper towel. I also added a little spattering. Learn more about Claybord here:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/ampersand-claybord/

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Inside the Understory, ©2015 Elizabeth Sanford

Inside the Understory 2, ©2015, Elizabeth Sanford

This is the last week for my exhibition at the Customs House Museum; Inside the Understory closes on November 29.

Mystery Technique

Mystery Technique #42

MT#42, ©Elizabeth Sanford

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ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #41: I began by coating Arches Cover with diluted sizing. After it dried, I used a large brush to draw the outline of a shape with water; I then added enough water to create a puddle on the surface, which caused the paper to form hills and valleys. Next I added liquid watercolor. The edges of the puddled paint dried multiple times, forming a series of lines.