For Day 15 of Art Every Day Month or AEDM, I finally completed a mixed media book cover. It actually took four days to complete, because I had to allow the paint time to dry each day.
This is one of the backs I created for Day 12 of AEDM.
I created a transfer of an oriental lady, then added a used postage stamp honoring Chinese New Year.
To complete the oriental inspired art, I used 24 gauge gold wire
to which I added several oriental coins.
The beads I chose most closely matched the buttercream colored paint.
One final embellishment and bead were added to the other side for balance.
Here's a final look at the completed assembly, although the colors are more true in the first photo.
Lesson learned: I couldn't understand why the paint looked like it buckled (see the top middle), even though I don't use a heat gun on painted surfaces. Then I realized, the buckling MUST have occurred when I gessoed and painted the PAPER covered cardboard. I'll definitely need to either be more careful next time, or try to remove that slick paper coating before I directly paint anything else onto these book covers. The moisture from the paint and gesso must have caused the buckling.
For Day 15 I finished a mixed media book cover. Thanks to all who have visited and those who have generously left comments. They are truly appreciated.
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