5 Top Tips for using Modroc

1. Don’t be scared

(It can be intimidating using it for the first time, but don’t worry just get stuck in and see what happens)

 

2. Don’t use it if you don’t like getting messy!

(That’s part of the fun anyway though)

 

3. Mix a bit of PVA glue in with the water to help the plaster of paris stick.

(Should stop it being so crumbly when you paint on it which is very helpful)

 

4. If you’re impatient use warmer water to speed up the setting time.

(and if you’re a bit timid or have a big bit to do at once, use cold to slow it down)

 

5. Make sure you leave it to set and dry thoroughly before painting it.

(it makes life a lot easier if you do, just means you have to be patient)

 

If you have any other questions about using Modroc please feel free to ask ūüôā info@purplefaye.co.uk

 

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What I did with the joblot of 8″x10″ Blank Canvases

Here’s the list of the first 3D Acrylic Paintings I made.

(Using the joblot of 8″x10″ blank canvases I bought specially after my first attempt)

#1 “Flower” Made in May 2008

#2 “Leaf” Made in May 2008

#3″Spiral” Made in May 2008

#4 “Sunbeams” Made in May 2008

#5 “Raindrop” Made in May 2008

#6 “Ploughlines” Made in May 2008

#7 “Eye” Made in June 2008

#8 “Plus Minus” Made in June 2008

#9 “Pawprint” Made in June 2008

#10 “Cartwheel” Made in June 2008

#11 “Wasp” Made in June 2008

#12 “Butterfly Leaf” Made in June 2008

#13 “Bug Leaf” Made in June 2008

#14 “Moon Clouds” Made in July 2008

#15 “Sun” Made in July 2008

#16 “Plus Minus 2” Made in August 2008

#17 “Squares” Made in August 2008

#18 “Boob” Made in September 2008

#19 “Bum” Made in September 2008

#20 Bellybutton” Made in September 2008

#21 “Nails” Made in September 2008

#22 “Eyebrow” Made in October 2008

#23 “Sideboob” Made in October 2008

#24 “Kiss” Made in November 2008

#25 “Fluffy” Made in November 2008

#26 “Sideboob” Made in November 2008

As you can see I only used 26 of the 30, by the time I got to them I was itching to try a different size so I saved the last 4 and some bigger canvases for my 3D Acrylic Paintings instead.

 

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1st Attempt at 3D Acrylic Painting

This is the first 3D Acrylic Painting that I made in May 2008.

After completing my education in 2006 (school, college and University) I spent the next couple of years not really making any art just trying to find employment in the creative industries. But unfortunately I kept coming up against the age old problem of needing experience but not being given the chance to get any. So after a while of feeling sorry for myself I decided that I wanted to be able to enjoy making art again, even if it was just to be as a hobby.

One day after finding the “Scarab Beetles”,that I made for my Art GCSE, I got thinking about how much I’d enjoyed the technique of making it and that I wanted to try it again.

I didn’t want to over think it too much after spending so much time feeling like I was doing anything so I decided that since I liked the idea of doing an abstract flower close up I should give it a go and see how it went.

I was so pleased with the outcome that I bought a joblot of 30 8″x10″ blank canvases and made it my project to experiment with the technique differently with each one.

Flower #1 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye
Flower #1 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye
Flower #1 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye
Flower #1 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye
Flower #1 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye
Flower #1 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye

3D Acrylic paintings by Purple Faye

Made up of layers of cardboard, covered with modroc (plaster of paris in bandage) then painted with acrylic paint and varnished to help protect them
Ready to hang, no frame needed
Signed, titled and dated on the back of each

 

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