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All Valentines
don’t have to be
pictures of hearts…
some can be funky flowers
given as a love token. :)

Just playing around with acrylic, printing techniques, and shell paper

This mixed media painting is made from acrylic and ink on natural Shell Paper (see below).

Shell Paper is a multi-media paper made with actual shell emulsion, specially designed to accept acrylics, watercolors, inks, pastels, and even oil pastels! The paper comes in colors and natural white; colored papers are made using organic pigments, and natural white adds a beautiful pearlescent effect to transparent washes. Surface is lustrious and semi-absorbant. In fact, the calcium in the shell coating allows for wet media techniques, making Shell Paper the ideal surface for multimedia expressions using a wide array of media from crayon and charcoal to fluid acrylics and inks.

The paper is handmade sheet by sheet, so each piece of Shell Paper is unique and somewhat different than the next.

I’m an abstract-expressionist painter… a mixed media, encaustic, collage artist who uses a non-objective, emotive style of creative expression and visual messaging. I create to survive, to LIVE with more JOY and less pain. ART (plus faith in God) is what sustains me.

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  • dosankodebbie
    dosankodebbiealmost 2 years ago

    This makes me happy. :)

  • Yay! Then I’m happy too! :) Thanks so much for commenting on this piece… I really needed the encouragement yesterday… I was feeling really bad (pain-wise) and I felt less occupied with my own pain after reading (your comment) that something I painted made someone else happy!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Jonathan  Green
    Jonathan Greenalmost 2 years ago

    Amazing Colorful Art Design !

  • Thank you so much, Jonathan! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous creation Angela. Love the colors and the flowers.

  • Yay! Thanks so much, Bunny! You know I smile whenever I hear from you! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Angela!

  • :) Thank you, Tori… your comment means the world to me! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    02-01-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so very much, Kira! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsalmost 2 years ago

    Bright and lovely and very different Angela! xcx

  • Thank you, Jane… I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t show up online as colorful as it does in person… that “shell paper” is fun to work with, but sometimes it doesn’t translate as well digitally. I really appreciate your comments on this particular piece. :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Angela
    Love Colleen2012

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 1 year ago

    just looking through your portfolio.. I have to say great work..well done .. I love your style and colours!

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