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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.
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.