Monday, July 27, 2009

Handing out justice in my Hands AB

This page started life as an example of dry Sgraffito. Sgraffito is a technique where a top layer of color is scratched to reveal a color beneath. The term comes from the Italian word sgraffire meaning "to scratch."
There are both dry and wet Sgraffito techniques depending on when you scratch into the paint. I used a bamboo skewer and actually scratched holes into the page. To cover the problem, I added this magazine image, then dry brushed some gesso around the image. I added the sentiment using a Zig pen and stencil.

1 thoughtful remarks:

3rdEyeMuse said...

love the added hand/gavel image.