I weave and glue my cardboard pretty tight together so not to leave holes in the surface.
After glued, dried and pressed I sand and scrape them a little before I cover both sides with gesso to seal the surface and make them ready for acrylic paints.
Always looking for contrast in my work. Thick opaque paint compliments transparent paints. Transparent paint lets cereal box labeling shows through and adds to the art.
Here the texture is coming from the cereal box cardboard and the scraping and scratching of the paint. I often us a flat safety razor or the tip of a metal palette knife to scrape.
Cereal Box Cardboard is fun to work with and can be woven to fit all kinds of shapes and sizes. I have made some large enough to fill a wall over a sofa.
Working with todays paints and materials, these paintings are a slice of who we are today. I enjoy experimenting and finding new ways of doing things.