For my new technique, well actually it isn't new. I've read it on a few blogs, and Wyanne has showed it on her videos. She is another favorite artist of mine that also offers online workshops--aiiiii (that's a scream)--if only I had the money AND the time for all of these!!! But anyway, it's the alcohol technique--
It's on the background of this paper--here's a closer view--
The best demonstration that I found for this technique is on this you tube video:
The trick is to do it when the paint is still wet, and to make sure that the alcohol is at least 91%
And I also put my paper from my last post on canvas--
This paper was 12 x 12, and I found a 12 x 12 canvas so it worked out perfectly. I wanted to add a little embellishment--
I had this metal heart that I found at Michaels actually (it was on clearance too!), and then I still wanted to add a little dimension, so I had these Stickles that I've had forever but never used them--so I put Stickle dots in places, but I discovered when they dry--they're very glittery--which made me discover that I am not a glitter girl, so I covered them with paint : ) HOWEVER I did like these Stickles--
Distress Stickles -they are the glitter without the glitz. It 's hard to describe and this photo doesn't show them well--
In case you're wondering--I put the Stickles in the center of the flower. They look more glittery in the picture than they really are. I just like the dimension that they give without all that glitz.
I also have a WIP going--
I have a plan for this one--but we all know how that goes. When you have an idea, and it always ends up differently. I can't just sit down with a blank canvas and just create--I've tried--I have to at least have a plan. I know it's more "artistic" to let your muse or whatever take over, but I can't do it that way. So we'll see how this actually turns out.
And this Friday, I am leaving to go to Columbus for a wholesale cash and carry show on Saturday. I'll be one of the shoppers---I usually don't mind crowds, but these wholesale shows are ridiculous--these lady shoppers are on a mission, and you don't want to get in their way. It's mainly for crafts, but I can find supplies that I can use--when I come back I'll show you what I find. After going to these shows, I am amazed at how much retailers mark up these products! What I'm really excited about, though, is that there is a D. Blick store there--I can't wait--I'll show you what I get there too.
And one more thing--I finally saw Alice yesterday--and I LOVED it!! I don't care who you are or what your age is--I just can't see anyone not liking this movie!
And one more thing--Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!! It's a BEAUTIFUL day here today, finally, and I'm going for a walk : D