Rigid Wrap Dragon Picture by Robin McCusker Horasanian of Altered Pages

rigid wrap tutorial

Who doesn't love Dragon's? First I had to make the canvas to hold him. 

For that, I chose an 8x10 canvas board and added layer after layer of ACTÍVA

Rigid Wrap for texture.  It was very easy to apply!  And it's always fun to get in

and work a project with your hands.  I stamped in a fine diamond shape while

the plaster was still wet in a couple of places.  Because it was very wet from

all of those layers, I set it off to the side to dry for about 24 hours. 

CANVAS TO ADD RIGID WRAP TO

PREPARE for plaster cloith wrap

Then I added a layer of gesso and after that, I began to add color.

Art Anthology shamrock green is the base color. It goes on smooth

and has a light sheen to it. When that was dry, I added pigment from

my green, brown and gold Steampunk Gelatos. The entire canvas board

was sealed with a spray to prevent the Gelatos from smearing or rubbing off.

A touch of Irresistible spray was added for more texture.

texture for canvas made with plaster wrap cloth

Art Anthology green paint as the base color
painting the plaster gauze

With highlights

adding highlights to the rigid wrap craft

Dried - without color

the dried rigid wrap plaster cloth

Dried - with color

dried rigid wrap painted green

The dragon was resized in my print program to a full page size

and printed on heavy card stock. I applied Gelato pigment to my

fingertip and then rubbed it on the image to avoid streaks. I also

chose a background that had a dragon image on it and cut them both out.

dragon image for plaster cloth tutorial

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The images were glued down with gel medium and the coins, gears

and tokens were attached with Tacky Glue.

finished rigid wrap dragon picture

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