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Animated Line Objects

Use Liquid Glass, wire and logs to create a decorative objects with animated lines!
Tri-Art White Gesso
Liquid Glass Pouring Colours
Wire, Aged Log, Drill.
These wires were finds in a parking lot. To create the swirls and animated line effect, a soft gage wire can be twisted and manipulated.
Note: Logs should be dry.


Sand, then prime the top of the log with Gesso. This will create a sealed and reflective surface for the paint. 2-3 coats, full strength Gesso recommended.

Pour Liquid Glass onto the surface.  Liquid Glass may be mixed prior to adding or allow unpredictable mixing and paint patterns to happen with wet on wet mixes. In the photo above, White was applied and then the Red.
Pour on and tilt the surface in order for the paint to flow around. In this case some of the matte gesso was left to create different reflections and a textured layer effect.
Once painted, leave on a level surface in an area away from air borne particles.

Option for applying paint:
Mix Liquid Glass colours prior to pouring onto the surface.  In the image above the White and Red were pre-mixed. White and Red were mixed first, then poured onto the surface. Inserting the Wire:
There are two options for this step.
The wire may be put in before the colours are poured or after once the surface is dry. Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours.

Determine the centre of the log. Drill a hole the same diameter as the wire you are inserting. Pour in some Liquid Glass into the hole to glue/set the wire in place.
Note: A screw may be put in and removed to create a hole for the wire. The screw should be the same diameter as the wire.


Objects may be displayed on their own or in groupings.




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Sticks for Sculptural Display

Gold sticks in vase

Elevate the presence of sticks by painting and enhancing their sculptural form and  lines.

Featured Tri-Art Materials:                  F.Q. Burnt Umber Gesso
F.Q. Liquid Iridescent Gold Deep
F.Q. Liquid Naphthol Red
F.Q. = Finest Quality 

Other Materials:
Dried sticks or driftwood
Paint Brush

Prepare the sticks by clearing away debris and grit with a dry brush.
Paint the areas that will be covered with paint with Burnt Umber Gesso. This will seal and act as an absorbent ground to compliment the Iridescent Gold.

Once the Gesso is dry,  Iridescent Gold and accent colours. Use dry brush technique by lightly loading a dry brush with paint and lightly stroking the surface. Once paint is loaded onto the brush, rub excess off with a rag and then apply. This will pick up the lines and stick’s textured nuances created by time and age. Leave some of the Gesso showing through in order to keep some of the natural feel.

TIP:  Wrap and tie string to mark areas that may be painted with accent colours or remain bare.
DISPLAY: Place in a vase or on the wall.  Wrap string or nylon threat around a section and hang on the wall.