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Contemporary mixed media painting

From: Annika Erikson <annikaliv>
Date: Monday, March 1, 2004
I am a BA student working on my final project, a collection of
contemporary mixed media material.  One of the objects is a mixed
media painting on canvas.  The following is the artist's description
of her technique:

   "I am using untreated raw bee's wax. The canvas piece is gessoed.
    Then paper collaged on it, followed by a layer of bee's wax.
    Then oil pigmented again, burnt umber I think and then if I
    remember right there is a layer of dammar varnish."

The painting has a large, deep scratch from a nail, which goes
through all the layers and the canvas.  I am in the research stages
and trying to collect a variety of ideas for treatment. Suggestions?

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