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Reply #45 on: December 24, 2015, 01:03:59 PM
Hi Danielle,
So nice to hear from you.

I cannot believe the temperature in Ottawa/Gatineau, and seeing green grass on your photo.  Does kitty like it? 16C... it was 16C in San Francisco last week.

I never saw but a full white Christmas in the Outaouais Vallee in the 35 years I was there.  Do you recall the Winter of 1974, when we got a total of 144 inches of snow (12 feet or 3.66 meters of snow!!!)... we could not figure out where to dump it anymore, and driveways were getting narrower and narrower.  Good memories of an everlasting skiing season!

The world is upside down!  Still snowing here.  I think I would like NZ... a lot!
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #46 on: December 27, 2015, 12:28:19 PM
awesome job Mea :congrats:
the fact that you use other "ingredients" to me put me on  :cloud9:
because that is what mixed media is all about


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Reply #47 on: December 27, 2015, 04:52:59 PM
Thanks, Nolan.  I was quite proud of myself for thinking of the flaxseed and popcorn.

You teach us in a way that once we understand the technique, we feel empowered to apply it in a different way.

That's one of the things that makes PB so special.

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Reply #48 on: December 27, 2015, 08:52:17 PM
Getting a bit frustrated...

Any Canadian have done this classe and would not mind telling me the exact bran and type of paste you used?

I have been trying a number of paste in the last few days and it just does't work.  I cannot find something with the same consistancy as what Nolan used.  They are all too wet or sticky and when I let them dry a bit they either become friable and loose their elasticity or form a surface film.

I tried:
Easi-Fil - a pre mixed drywall compound
DryDex from DAP, an indoor/outdoor spackling
Liquidex Flexible Modeling Paste
Golden Molding Paste

The only think I found with similar consistance is Plummer Putty... but this being wayer resistant it is likely petro based and not compatible with acrylic painting... but I tried anyway.
, I am not even sure this hardens.

I asked at Home Depot, nothing else they could recommend.

Thank you for your help.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2015, 08:53:56 PM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #49 on: December 27, 2015, 10:14:24 PM
Annie,

I bought an 8 oz. plastic tub of DAP all-purpose spackling paste for about $5.00.  It has worked well for both mixed media pieces I have done.

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Reply #50 on: December 27, 2015, 10:15:29 PM
Oh, I got the spackling paste at Home Depot.

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Reply #51 on: December 28, 2015, 02:59:07 AM
Thank you Mea.
Sound a bit like what I have but mine feels really wet and sticky, cannot get it off my hand or the cardboard for that matter.  Also it is pink and dries white.

Does yours say 'Dry Dek'?

I will go back to the store and see if there is one labelled 'all purpose'.  I took this one because the saleperson said it was the most bliable.

Thanks again for coming to my rescue :thankyou:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #52 on: December 28, 2015, 07:44:45 AM
No, Annie.  No "Dry Dec" written on the label.   But it does say to stir before use.  I think the liquid rises to the top, sort of like yogurt!

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Reply #53 on: December 28, 2015, 08:24:29 AM
Thank you very much.  It may be drywall compound. I will try to find someone knowledgeable at Home Depot this time.
Aloha!
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #54 on: December 28, 2015, 11:35:29 AM
Yes, Annie, I got it in the drywall section.

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Reply #55 on: December 28, 2015, 02:20:17 PM
Annie I found the same stuff that Nolan uses, but under a different name. Called MH ready patch. I got mine at Menards, but you should be able to get it at Home Depot. I tried the other stuff, but it got my cardboard to wet. Then I had to cut out another one. Hard on the fingers. Lol

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Reply #56 on: December 28, 2015, 02:52:57 PM
Thank you both Nina and Mea, you are very helpful.  :thankyou:

I just got the right stuff now.  It is rather wet.  So I will play with it in my hands until good consistency.  Yes Nina, it will make my hands dry... like handling clay.

Okay I will start now.

Cheers, Annie
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Reply #57 on: January 01, 2016, 01:39:30 PM
Yay and  :gl:


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Reply #58 on: January 05, 2016, 10:03:03 AM
Here is Cathy's Sunflower

I bought the mixed media course for her. The background is a lovely blue-gray, not the gray on the photo.  She needed assistance with the x-acto knife to cut the template and with the challenge of using the wrong super sticky paste we had. Otherwise she did the rest.  The art store stopped carring square canvas, except for the very expensive ones, so we will do the lessons on rectangular board canvases.

She really enjoyed mixed media. Most of her work is acrylic.

Cathy is my adult daughter.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2016, 10:07:00 AM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #59 on: January 05, 2016, 10:27:39 AM
Good job, Cathy.  Well done.  Yes, good choice of color for the background.

aloha

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