|One huge book of wallpaper samples on my dining room table|
The next day, I used a ruler to tear out a beautiful beige 8x11 piece. In my kitchen I coated the paper with acrylic medium and set it on the deck to dry. Whoops--it's raining. I ran out and brought it inside--no harm done. It was off to the workshop to paint. Paint what? I spotted an old yearbook and picked a faded photo. I painted; then I hated the beige background with the skin color, so I covered it with black. Next, I coated the back of the painting with acrylic medium; then I glued it to a piece of mat board. That's when I began to wonder why I hadn't just used one of my primed canvases or panels; after all, I had completely covered the background--my whole reason for using wallpaper! I could have saved several days.
|And it's not a good portrait!|
|She looks better tightly cropped.|
|So-------need any wallpaper sample books?|
It was a wasted week but fun and I'll try it again. I think I've defined the problem--I picked up 13 heavy books on the 13th of the month. I usually don't leave the house on that date.