This is what happened after I brushed a generous wash over an area of thin Dry Media Ground. The substrate is one of my non-stick palettes. The medium, though cured, is very porous, combined with the non-absorptive surface, this cause the wash to travel through the medium layer, partially re-hydrate and lift it. The puckers dried with minimal shrinkage, adding a new type of texture to my painting. In areas where it was a bit too prolific, I obliterated it with Self-Leveling gel. Other areas, I amplified with a combination of dry brushing and more washes. In order to prevent more puckering, I applied a very thin layer of matte polymer over any thinly applied Dry Media Ground surfaces.
THE (mostly) DAILY DETAIL
I get really jazzed over the little details in artwork. In the process of working, and sometimes long after a piece is finished, there are these small areas that grab me, draw me in, entrance me. It could be the way a texture has been wrought, or how the colours shimmer next to one another, or how quiet the space feels when I focus on it.