These pieces of art have a start with waste – single use plastic packagings to be precise. For this part I’ve used an acrylic binder because I needed to glue the plastics to the surface. The packagings give the paintings lots of structure and relief. Other than that, I’ve used old newspapers and lots of wallpaper glue to get a good surface to work with. After that I started the colours, in this case watercolour, gouache and colored indian ink, the purple is a left over acrylic ink, which I’ve labeled as waste (see my blog post about earlier bought supplies). The paintings have many layers and as much drying times. In the cardstock shadowboxes, also handmade, these paintings can show their textured glory without being afraid to be squashed.
The work is protected with beeswax and that’s been polished for a little shine as finishing touch.