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Jul 31, 2008

One Inch Painting

I will be including some original art pendants in my August exhibition. This is from my first batch of wooden pendants. I haven't attached the bail or cord yet. I love how she came out, so I wanted to give everyone an early peak at her. I never thought that I would be able to do a one-inch portrait! She reminds me of the 70's, so this one is called "Remembering the 70's Pendant".
Remembering the 70's wooden Pendant by Gallery Juana1" X 1" (25 x 25mm)

How she was born: First, I turned one of my jpgs into a line drawing and printed it. I used gloss polymer medium to glue the print onto some shiny old book paper. The shiny side of the paper accepts the image well. Once the transfer was finished, I tore away the print paper and rubbed off the excess paper with a bit of water. What remains is a very thin piece of paper with the image. This was then glued to my pre-sanded, pre-gessoed wooden support. After layers upon layers of glazing acrylics and pencil, I varnished and sealed the painting.

Why did I transfer the image and not just draw the image directly onto the support? I tried drawing the image directly at first, but trying to get a clean line, especially with the eyes and lips, was next to impossible at this size.

Paul Fujita has a good tutorial for doing image transfers with gel medium.

12 comments:

i roberti said...

Thanks for your comment.

I love your work, thanks for sharing!

LazyTcrochet said...

Well-done. It's beautiful.

SecretMe said...

wow thats amazing at 1"! well done, so much hard work

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pendant!

Rosebud Collection said...

You did a wonderful job and it turned out to be a beautiful pendant..
Good work..

Estela said...

So beautiful!!

fluffnflowers said...

What a fascinating process! She looks lovely. :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Love this! And to know it is so small, all the more Amazing!
Sandra

nuvonova said...

I think the outcome is beautiful!

Chris Stone said...

She's beautiful!

Joy Logan said...

How kewl is that!!!!

Gallery Juana said...

Thanks for coming by everyone. I really enjoy visiting your blogs!

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