Hey Ho: Another Mixed Media Encaustic Birthday Card

Albin Vega Serdar's 53 Birthday Card 30 September 2013I made this card for my husband’s recent birthday. The support’s a 7″x5″ canvas board.  Again, I’m experimenting with collage, modelling paste, shellac, encaustic and glitter and sandpaper and acrylic medium, and, and, and …  There are several layers to this, each mauled to within an inch of its life with one instrument of torture or another. The image is the boat we’re doing up (a 1970s Albin Vega). The boat in reality looks a lot better than on this card as we’ve almost finished stripping the layers of antifouling paint from the hull. It’s not a job I want to do again in a tearing hurry and that’s a fact.

Hull Distress AV III May 2013The back of the card includes this collage of a section of the hull in the process of having the paint removed. And I’ve added a pithy yachty quote.

More of these experimental pieces are in progress as part of my personal art project Below the Line.

Albin Vega Back Serdar's 53 Birthday Card 30 September 2013Now, do take a walk around the mixed media and encaustic art links I’ve added below.


About AnnIsikArts

Artist/Writer/Chess Enthusiast/Musician (Singer)/Gardener
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8 Responses to Hey Ho: Another Mixed Media Encaustic Birthday Card

  1. pattisj says:

    What a cool boat!


  2. Susan says:

    He is one lucky man.


  3. I really like the art work you produce Ann. I wish I had some artistic bent, unlike my son who has recently had a show in New York and has sold his work all round the world. I can barely draw a straight line..sad isn’t it.


    • annisik51 says:

      Pick up a pencil and start doodling on a piece of paper. You will surprise yourself! Your son MUST have a web site, so do let me have it so I can look at his work. He must be good! Ann


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