Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Altered Surfaces looks like fun...

The book "Altered Surfaces" is this week's pick. It is by Chris Cozen and is published by Design Originals (who also published my books).

This book is all about "Using Acrylic Paints with Gels, Mediums, Grounds & Pastes". I already use Gel Medium for a lot of things, as a transfer medium, as an adhesive, etc. My plan for this week is to do at least six 4" x 4" canvases using the techniques in the book, then making them into completed collages. I've got a lot of great "tools" like paints, mediums, molding pastes, etc., but they sit on the shelf because I haven't taken the time to play with them. It's time!

I'll be back in a couple of days to show you what I've done. Hope you are finding time in your life for some art-play, journaling, or some other soul-satisfying pastime.


  1. Good to see you at SAQA again tonight. I am so happy to follow your wonderful project, Gail!

  2. Gail what a great idea. Like you, I have a ton of books. I always thought of doing something similar, but of course never got around to it. You have inspired me. Thanks..

  3. Thank you both! It was great to have such enthusiastic feedback at the meeting. I am honored to be part of such a creative and talented group!