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Sunday, September 30, 2012
One Last Project
I had one last project for this week. Twinkling H2O's. I got a bunch of new colors for my birthday and was just itching to try them out! I started by spritzing some water into the tubs to get the colors primed and ready.
I used an 8" x 10" piece of watercolor paper and wet the entire surface really well. Then I used my twinkling H2O's to lay down various colors with a brush. To get some pops of color, I dropped spots of color in random places.
As I let the colors start bleeding, I started to see some feathering.
Not as much bleeding and mixing as I wanted, so I sprayed a layer of water across the entire page. This caused the intensity of the colors to soften.
As I let the paper sit for a few minutes, the colors started spreading out more, overlapping, blending and merging.
To get the color pushing a little more, I spritzed this with some rubbing alcohol. As soon as it hit the colors, I started getting more spread patterns, more color, and more variation.
The alcohol kept the colors spreading and fanning out.
I love the intensity of the colors and the way they bleed together. Starting to pick up a little sparkle in this photo.
More detail of a different area.
And more. That right-hand corner didn't get hit with the rubbing alcohol and those colors blended in a different way.
It was a productive day. This is a shot of some of the supplies I used overall. Add in the twinkling H2O's, sharpies, a couple more tile and it was a good day! Now to decide what to do with all my projects!