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!

InkTober Day #31

For my lastInkTober entry I decided to do 2 ink paintings of the same scene using X-PressIt blending card (which I normally use with my Copic markers) on the left and Arches cold pressed watercolor paper on the right.

Sandy Allnock’s Art-Classes.com currently offers a free watercolor landscape paint-a-long and this night scene was one of the options.  Artsnacks offered an Inktober bundle and in it they included a bottle of Kuretake’s Sumi Ink 60 and a paint brush. I was dying to paint with the ink so instead of using the wonderful, deep blue and purple watercolors, I mashed it up so that I could do the scene in black and white using only the ink.

Thank you for following and I hope you enjoyed InkTober 2017!