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Bike Boise

By Boiseartist
Bike Boise Here I am in the midst of a lot of ideas going on at once. This post will focus on the one in the middle. The substrate for this piece is a used stretched canvas that I picked up at a reuse store in Santa Barbara. I covered the whole back of the canvas in joint compound. I like using this as it is absorbant and really soaks in the watered down acrylic's very well.
Bike Boise The focus in the center is an encaustic transfer I made on a piece of wood in Karen Bubb's encaustic workshop a couple months ago.  I keep a sandwich bag file for every letter of the alphabet so hunting for the correct letters is not too much of a time suck. I used stickers, cut out letters, wood letters, a clothing tag and game pieces.

Bike Boise

Bike Boise, 8 x 10 $75

Finished piece with painted dots and green added to frame to bring out the green in the encaustic piece.

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