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linley.plester

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on: November 11, 2017, 06:01:58 AM
I had a go at this on a 5x4" scrap of card. it was mostly OK until the very last when Dennis suddenly decided to lift out curtains and then a figure.... Well... the paper pilled like mad... I persisted trying tolift out the little rolls of paper with my brush. Finally tried masking it with Gouache white... Then I remembered Billy Showell the botanical artist saying she soothes irritated paper bu smoothing it gently with a rounded smooth gemstone (she uses rose quartz)  but I think I should have started the "soothing" as soon as the paper pilled, and abandoned attempts to put in the curtains and figure. You can see the horrible result here:


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Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 10:05:16 PM
Doesn't look all that bad from here Linley. I use the back of a teaspoon. Also works well if you get a small tear when peeling tape!  :whistle:

Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 12:01:09 AM
I don't know what you mean by horrible - this looks pretty darn good to me! And interesting tip on the teaspoon, Val!
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Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 10:31:30 AM
I thought the painting was pretty good, except for the pilled paper. I had another go at buffing the pills with the stone this morning when it was dry, and that improved it some more. I think a suitable title might be "Ruffled Curtains".  :2funny: I would like to have another go at this lesson another time in a bigger format, on better quality paper, or even as an acrylic. :thankyou: Val & Sharon.  I'll remember the teaspoon trick too just in case. But I do keep a polished stone paperweight on my desk. I'd have to get off my rear end and go downstairs for a teaspoon!


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Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 01:52:26 PM
I remember this lesson.  Sorry about your paper misbehaving.  Your roof is fabulous and it is still a job well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 04:37:08 PM
Linley,

Love how humor and positive thinking get you through the day!!!

What a great role model.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 02:06:35 AM
Why, thankyou Mea! What a nice thing to say! :thankyou: