December 17, 2008

Instead of going shopping. . .




Riley wanted to watch TV after school. So during Dora, Diego, Backyardigans and in between my job hunt and recruiter emails. . . I did something a little different. I took a Prima Paintable and grabbed my alcohol inks which is something I don't use much. . .if at all. Taking a metal paint pallet, I dried out about 4 drops of a bunch of colors with the hair dryer. Then grabbed the Koi pen and added blending solution to it. Using the dried inks as watercolors. . . I painted away. Nice thing about this is it all blends nicely. Since I have a lot of acrylic paints from my clay silk screening days, I dry brushed the edges with Golden irridescent paint (which gives the inks a pearl look) and adhered the transparency to the pink cardstock. Using the Masters class kit I got last week in the mail. . . I started to decorate away. I wanted to do something not so typical of me using a lot of stuff that I don't tend to use like lace, and the little epoxy dew drops. Plus I mixed up my brands in a way which I don't tend to do (Basic Grey paper with the Prima design). Maybe this is a sign that I just don't want to be working in the same industry anymore. Who knows because I don't even know if I like the results.

The other two layouts are Sassafras Lass. . . .just a little fun to make myself happy in my own way with scraps and such.

1 comments:

Amanda said...

All three of these layouts are awesome. Love what you did with the inks. Looks great.