Friday, August 29, 2008

Entomology 8x8 Fossils

The texture in this piece is hard to capture with scanner or camera. I bought some plastic insects at Party City and embedded them in plaster of Paris. Then I removed the insects and painted with acylics using some stencils and texture stamps. The large beetle is one of my drawings. I printed it, the scarabs and the word "Entomology" on tissue paper and used matte medium to adhere them to the plaster.




Art and image copyrighted 2008 by Paula McNamee

3 comments:

Z'anne said...

Very cool piece, Paula! I love the instant fossil idea you used here. Great idea!

cynthia said...

I like this piece and look forward to seeing it in person. Looks very textural.

purple bird art said...

very nice piece, Paula - I like the fossil look to it