What’s on the Project Table?

This week I am working on collecting, organizing and labeling my Distress paint and oxide spray collections and trying to decide how far the Tim Holtz rabbit hole I want to go down. Tim Holtz is the creator of the Distress collection for Ranger.  His paints are fluid acrylics that span from neutrals to bright colors. Creamy and nicely pigmented.  The oxide sprays are a combination dye and pigment that oxidize when you add water meaning you can achieve some pretty cool effect and depth of color. I decided to get the full set of paint colors (60) so that I could experiment with them in my mixed media/collage work.  (Also, I am trying to decide if I want to get all the oxide sprays as well.)

 

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I am also working through Alisa Burke’s “Inky Blooms” micro class so that I can get more familiar with the properties of ink and ink painting to put in my mixed media pieces.

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What are you working on this week?

Happy Monday!

30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 27

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Friends!  I did not really like the black dots so I revisited this design and added liquid platinum emboss over each of the black dots.  This way you get a hint of the black in each dot to tie in with the lettering and the embossing to tie the whole piece together.

30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 25

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Using Distress Ink as a watercolor, I added some Shabby Shutters to the peas (adding some additional interest with some colored pencil over the top) and did an overall wash of the background with Evergreen Bough.

30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 23

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Sweet Memories – 2nd layer 

Today I went in with a 2nd layer of color but used colored pencil on the petals, stems and leaves.

30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 22

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Sweet Memories in watercolor – 1st layer

I embossed some of Power Poppy’s new sweet Memories sweet peas with Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder on Arches hot pressed watercolor paper. I then added a first layer of watercolor with Distress Ink. Abandoned Coral, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters. After it dries completely, I will add a second layer of color.