Sunday, September 28, 2014

Kali's Home, Well . . . Sort Of

You read that post title correctly - Kali is back in the hometown. Mostly. Actually she's in Colorado getting ready to make her first wedding cakes for her best friend who gets married in a couple days. No pressure. First cakes = first altitude baking = a little stress, but nothing she can't handle. Kali has done the research and is ready to create some awesomeness! Can't wait to see pictures!

Some time back I made several tiles of beautiful color using - what else? - Dylusions Ink Sprays. (Yes. I know I'm in a rut, but it's such a beautiful rut.) I took some basic art supplies to Maryland - but didn't get a lot of drawing time in. Too much packing to do. Hahaha! This is one of the tiles I drew. Actually the only tile. The other things I worked on were larger scale and I will show them to you over the next couple days. 

To make the background for this tile, I sprayed a light mist of water over the whole square. Then I liberally spritzed on some Crushed Grape Dylusions ink and let it run in the water. After about 10 seconds I lightly sprayed a bit of London Blue Dylusions ink in just a couple spots. Again, I let the water move and blend the colors until I got a look that I liked. A heat gun quickly dried the ink and maintained the beautiful colors. When I tangled the design, I just followed the flow of the colors. I started with the big swatch of spiral printemps, then filled in with the urchin. Lastly, a couple swimming indy-rellas appeared. What fun!

The Creator's Leaf

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