I wrote about this technique in the May/June 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissor Magazine.
Here is a quick recap.
Magazine pages and cut-outs, double-sided tape,
sewing machine, gesso, gel medium and acrylic paint.
Pull out seven pages from a magazine. This makes a sturdy canvas.
Stack them up and use double-sided tape to adhere one page to the other.
Machine stitch the entire stack.
Use gel medium ( I use Golden Regular Gel Matte) to adhere other images.
Cover up any logos or identifiable images.
Let it dry.
Gesso over the paper canvas.
Blot out some of the gesso here and there.
The idea is to blur and muddy up the image and text.
Let it completely dry, then paint it with an acrylic paint.
Now the canvas is ready for you to paint your original art.
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