Cardboard Rabbit

This starry-eyed rabbit (out partying with this one perhaps?) comes courtesy of a technique shared by Carla Sonheim. It’s textural and literally rough around the edges. A gesso’d tea box panel, watercolor, color markers and a black Sharpie. Then sprayed with an acrylic coat which pops the color and lends a finished gloss (not to mention holding the box together—note the perforations at his backside). The combination yields unexpected results because the markers and watercolor react strangely with the gesso ground.

Cardboard Bunny
(3″ x 5″ mixed media)
Displayed artwork © 2012 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.


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