Thursday, December 4, 2014

Flowing Colors

Playing with a technique for a demo I did yesterday at Stampadoodle and the Paper Cafe. It was based on the article in the Sept/Oct 2014 Somerset Studio by Mary Beth Shaw - The Art of Pour. 

So.... mine did not come out quite like hers did at all. Part of that is because I didn't have fluid acrylic paint, so used acrylic ink and reinkers. I didn't have birch panels so used canvas panels. I did have GAC100 polymer medium, and also tried liquid matte medium, which worked alright... just not the same. :)
You see, my goal was to try to do the technique WITHOUT buying anything new. 

Always a challenge when improvising! In any case, it was fun, and messy, and we had a good time playing with it at the demo. 

 This is using GAC 100 and acrylic inks. Do you see the tiny heart that appeared? 

Using liquid matte medium and reinkers

 Using matte medium and acrylic inks

This is an offprint from a matte medium and reinker attempt. We (I) didn't like how it was going, and this smooshed print made us happy. 

Playing with reinkers dripped on water color paper, sprayed with water and tilted. 

We had a good time making a mess. At least I was entertaining.

I'll keep playing with the technique to see if I can get some similar to those in the article. Art is always an adventure! 

It's been a few weeks, however I'm checking in with the folks at Paint Party Friday to see what they have been creating.  


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work!Happy PPF, Valerie

Netty said...

smashing backgrounds Helen. Happy PPF, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful effect! Love how the colors mingle. :)

Gloria said...

What a great idea with wonderful results. I totally approve of trying not to buy "MORE" but in trying to use what you already have in a new way.

Giggles said...

Ooooh very nice!!

Hugs Giggles

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Oh. Wonderful! Your images have inspired me to play with ~ both ~ my acrylic inks and fluids. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

Julie Huston said...

Hi, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:

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