While I love Dick Blick, what’s not to love
about discount art supplies; I do not like their
gel medium. It is too thick, too plastic-y and
too shiny. I use it primary for creating texture
which will be painted over or for adhering
cut up cereal boxes because it works well
and because it is inexpensive. Did I say
cheap? Golden regular gel semi gloss is my personal
favorite, a little sheen, but not too in your face.
but for mail art, cheap is good, quick and easy.
The back side of yesterday’s envelope started
with texture, then brown, don’t know why,
just because I almost never use it,
good enough reason, but boring.
Halo pink gold, yellow green and black,
boring, so the brush led me to this egg
head with scanner kind of eyes and the
two cut out heart shapes.
Quin red, cad orange,
and cobalt teal, ah, color,
so much better.
Shiny photo, shiny gel,
courtesy of Dick…
Scanning for heart, a good thing!