Want to know how I created the looping lines on this flexicube? Check back next month for the explanation.
ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #36: This is a sneak preview of part of a origami flexicube that I’ll be sending off to an exhibition next month: it’s part of a skink’s head. I began with Permanent Masking Fluid to save the white lines; after it dried, I painted the ground with a mixture of Daniel Smith’s PRIMATEK mineral pigments and Granulation Medium. Next I painted the skink and used a damp piece of sponge to remove some of the paint from the white lines. The last step was adding stippling with a black Pitt pen.
Here’s my Hello Hedi entry. It was fun revisiting Backyard Food Chain bycombining Hedi Kyle’s flag structure with a tunnel book. I really enjoy the way the story changes as you turn the pages, although it was challenging to figure out how to make all the panels work together.
Notice the zebra swallowtail caterpillar peeking out from behind a branch?
Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.
ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #35: I began by using plastic wrap to apply a little gesso for a slight texture; after it dried, I added a layer of diluted yellow acrylic ink. All the other colors came out of one tube of paint – Daniel Smith’s Serpentine Genuine, one of their PRIMATEK mineral pigments. I also added some Granulation Medium for more texture.