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Cut Above The Rest by yellowdog1 Cut Above The Rest by yellowdog1
This is the piece I sold to Victorinox (the people who make the Swiss Army knives!) & is currently hanging in their Swiss headquarters.
Somedays I wish I still had this one hanging in my dining room....but then again I am very proud to be able to say my artwork is in an international company's collection - and the $500 didn't hurt either! This was probably my most technically challenging artwork to date [size 8" x 10"]
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blackmonday Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
This picture is stunning buddy! I'm a big Victorinox fan and this pic has gone straight into my Favs :-)

Have you got any higher res ones, for a desktop wallpaper?
yellowdog1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Thanks for the fave on my Swiss Army Knife art - unfortunately (and somewhat sheepishly) I have to admit this is the best shot I got of the piece before I packaged it up and sent it over to Switzerland. I should've and could've gotten others but I didn't. I guess I wasn't thinking which seems to happen a lot.
Stephie711 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
i really like this. it's awesome =]
i think i'm going to do more of this type of work inthe future too =D
yellowdog1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Thank you. You should - it's fun.
Lemting Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
you are such a talented person. i shall have to start collecting bits and bobs and practice things like this :)
yellowdog1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
It's really not that hard just takes time. What's also fun is if u don't like how something is turning out - just paste more stuff on top of it and change how it looks. I will always be watching to see what you come up with next! p.s. - looks like I just missed u by 22mins :-( one of these days we will catch up.
Lemting Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
lol are you sure about that? you obviously need to practice aswell! ahha thats good paste more on. so much easier than taking it off init. how do you like make your artwork really flat? with like no dogears and things? you dont pva glue it all over the top do you? :)
yellowdog1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
I use a glue-like substance called "mode-podge." This stuff is great - you apply it with a small foam brush to either the back of the piece of paper u r going to put down or if it is very small then brush some modge-podge onto your working surface and press the piece of paper down onto it. modge-podge is cool because not only can u use it as an adhesive but after the paper is set in place u can use a light wash over your work to preserve it - especially good if the stuff ur using is not acid-free like magazine paper. And even though modge-podge goes on yellowy it dries clear. I get my work to stay really flat thru brute force....I either lean onto a big book I put over the piece I am trying to set in place or I use my 2-inch rubber roller that I have. Another one of my secrets is my working surface --- I don't use paper - because of the pressure I use to set my pieces of paper I use acid-free matte board. The matte board will not warp or bend as I'm working. Well there you go Leanna - some of my secrets of how I do what I do.....:eyes:
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January 7, 2008
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