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


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