Tip File: Special Effects in Collage

Special Effects Tip:
“What looks like corrosion is actually the effects of alcohol on the underpainting; the corrosion appears sometimes to be beneath the dominant image, and other times it appears to be on the surface. That uncertainty, as well as the illusion of degradation, is an important element in my work.” ~ Pat Stanley, from the July/August 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine (Layer Upon Layer: Versatile and various, acrylic astonishes with the range of effects artists can configure. Five masters of the medium share tips).

Double Exposure (acrylic, 36x36) by Pat Stanley, collage painting tip

Double Exposure (acrylic, 36x36) by Pat Stanley

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