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The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

This is the third year I have participated in the 100 Day Project. The first year I did collage papers. I used the gel plate to print many of them.

Last year I concentrated on bracelets, beads and buttons. I made gemstone ladder stitch bracelets and sometimes fastened them with polymer clay buttons I made myself.

This year, I have chosen, “fix and finish.”

This is a broken necklace that has been waiting years to be fixed. I’ll be documenting what I fix or finish here moving forward.

Old, Used, Dryer Sheets

Old, Used, Dryer Sheets

I’ve been meaning to try this for months. I’ve been saving used dryer sheets and planned to join them with gel medium. Yesterday, I gave it a shot. I overlapped 3 pieces on a plastic sheet. I brushed them heavily with Liquitex Satin Medium. I used a new brush from Hobby Lobby and spent a lot of time picking hairs out of the medium. I won’t be buying that brand of brush, again. Fine Artist, my eye!

Look how translucent!

I let them dry overnight and they pulled up in one piece, like I’d hoped.

The “hand” is wonderfully rough, wrinkled, and dry. The backside is shiny and rubbery.

Held in front of the tv to show texture and translucence.
It’s hard to capture, but the satin medium gives a tiny bit of sparkle! Maybe I’ll add glitter next time.

I’m not sure how I’ll use these “papers,” but this technique is worth repeating.