Thursday, January 22, 2015

Working on Snow

 No, it isn't snowing here in Florida.
At least, not that I know of. Hahaha!
That could be a little but of wishful thinking
on my part!

So, I've been playing with snowflake making
for an art journal prompt,
part of a group project I'm involved in for 2015.
I really love how this one turned out,
but then you know I'm all about that color, that color!
Such a fun process and I tried some new technique - 
for me, anyway.
The beautiful background color was done with
Prima's Color Bloom Spray Mists.
Yummy color with plenty of oomph and sparkle.
The sparkle was a surprise, 
I had no idea the sprays were going to do that.
I love it!
Then I tangled my snowflake over the top of 
that yumminess with a Sharpie fine point.
I've seen some discussion on Facebook today
about using microns over inks and paints.
(I used to use a micron all the time - with no problem.
I just found I was too heavy handed and wore the nibs out
before I ran out of ink.
Sandy Bartholomew mentioned the Sharpie fine point
somewhere and I've been using them ever since.) 
Then I took two Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils 
to add all the shading, with the assistance of an
aquash waterbrush. 
Love how it turned out! The overall snowflake is
about 4" x 5".
Time to go order a few more of those wonderful
Color Bloom Spray Mists.
I see a new favorite product on my countertop!
This post brought to you courtesy of Studio Assistant Aurora.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Aha - so that spot hasn't been filled with colours yet?? She'd better be careful she doesn't end up a Blue Siamese!!
    Paula (PEP)


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