I am a little frustrated. I was able to do what I wanted to do a couple of weeks ago but am having trouble recreating my experiment. It was mixing inks (and as it was all I had at the time, I was using Colorwash spray) with glaze medium and loading it into a bottle to create a waterproof mist. I swear it worked, but then I laid my sample down on top of some wet paint and ruined it. I threw it in the bin because I didn’t expect I would struggle to make another. Well, I am. I want to get some liquid medium and see if that improves my success rate.
But anyway, I also just wondered if I could mix the inks with the glaze and get something more waterproof. Not perfect but much better as only a hint of colour leeches out when I brush over it with the acrylic medium, rather than getting great smears all across the page. But let me begin at the beginning…
I used that fun-foam stuck to pipe insulation tube material on a paint roller handle to roll on some grey paint
I stuck a few scraps of papers in a couple of areas. Then I mixed up some of the Dylusions ink (some pink and some yellow) with some glaze medium and brushed that over, a bit splotchy. It is nicely sheer and slightly glossy.
Not sure you can properly see how nifty this looks. Then I smeared some acrylic paint on a bit of deli paper and pressed that to the surface – I like the contrast of sheer and matte.
Maybe more obvious here?
The ink mixed with the glaze medium over the white gessoed background is really bright.
Let’s see.. then, as I had some of the yellow with glaze left I forced that thru a stencil.
When it dried it was interesting as it was translucent and showed the colour behind at least a bit and can you see the text thru it?
And as I had some of the pink left as well I mixed that with some white PAINT and added another layer of opaque colour. Just scraped it on with a credit card.
There is some stamping with a coffee jar lid that has an odd shape, you can just see that above, I think.
So then I went back to the stamp pad I made a couple of days ago with the white acrylic ink – the lid was on and when I opened it it still stamped fine. But then I let the stamp touch some pink on my palette and that contaminated it, so there’s my excuse to try washing it out!
I think you can just about see the numbers there in the middle. I also added some letters with a stencil and a graphite pencil
I’ll finish it up and share it tomorrow when I can get a decent photo of it. I have to say I am really liking the layers and the colours! We’ll see if I still love it in the morning…..
Cars in the shop, to finish up the problem from last week, and DD is back in school. Pick up in the AM, I hope, then the rest of the day to finish up the page – and do laundry and shop and clean. My life is just SO full of fun, isn’t it?