Saturday, January 5, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "All in a Days Work"

For My Gelli Plate Papers, Scroll to middle of this post

Yesterday I got quite a bit of artwork done.  I copaled a painting which will be in an exhibit the end of the month in the Robert T. Wright Gallery in Grayslake, Illinois.  Copal is a preliminary finish you put on an oil painting before it it has dried enough to put a final varnish on.  You rub it on in circles with a lint free cloth, making sure all areas are covered but don't have puddles.
Then I put the first coat of paint on a frame for that painting.  It is a floater frame, so all the front surface of the painting will show, and not be covered by 1/4 edge being covered all around by a traditional frame.  I am considering put a pewter dry brush over the black.  What do you think of that?  
I stuck the painting in the frame so you could see how a floater frame looks.

Next I worked on my Gelli Plate with two colors of paint at once for Carolyn Dubes' Gelli Plate Paint Party.  I really like the way they look with a mix of different Silks Acrylic Glaze paints by Luminarte. I didn't have anymore plain white paper, so used some pale yellow cardstock.
Last night I spent several hours beading my second set of fabric cards for my January ATC meeting. I beaded around the bird shapes and then glued them to the lattice background.  I also finished up my first set of ATCs which had glitter and pearl accent on the fronts and Martha Stewart Iridescent Tinsel Glitter around my name plate on the backs.  I will put a clear glitter glue around the edge of the applied birds sections, I think, and fill in some of the blank background between the lattice fabric strips with paint.


  1. You are one busy lady! I love how your painting looks in the frame! Silks on a Gelli are so rich and shimmery- I adore that look! Your ATC's are full of great color (and I love color!) - people will love trading with you!

  2. You are having as much fun with the gelli plate as I am...Great ideas Gloria. xox

  3. Wow!!! Everything is wonderful!!!

  4. I wish I could spend an hour inside that creative brain of yours. Those birds are fantastic!

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