Today I took some time to play with paint, specifically watercolors. I added in some reinkers too, but found the the watercolors behave very differently.
I took a sheet of watercolor paper and cut it into tags and got to work playing.
I'm am in no way an artist so try not to laugh to loud at my lack of art supply knowledge. However, I'm told you can learn alot by experimentation so that is what I did today.
I worked on my non-stick surface which was really helpful. I found that when I dripped some of the paint onto the surface accidentally, I could then press my tags into the paint and end up with a really nice blotched effect.
Photos of watercolor trays make me happy. Don't they make you happy too? This one isn't messy enough yet to be completely amazing, but it's a good start.
I also tried 'inking' a stamp with paint. While it worked quite well on my wheel stamp from Studio Calico (which incidentally is being reproduced for their regular stamp line so you'll be able to own it too if you don't already!!! Woot!) It worked really well. (not so much for the other stamps I tried though!)
What I was going for initially were the 'perfect drip' technique. I didn't quite achieve that, but if you're looking for some good information on that, please check out Marcy Penner's Tutorial on the subject. Marcy is awesome and has a great tut to share besides making super fantastic layouts day in and day out!
Finally, I'd like to present that whether or not the stuff you put on tags works out, it's pretty likely that the paper towel you use for cleaning up your mess will be simply gorgeous and you can admire and oogle it to your heart's content.
And for those of you who are make-up mavens, yes, that is an acrylic lipstick storage piece that I used as a palette. I like how all the pretty colors look in it don't you.
With all of that, I'll say goodbye for now. Do link me up if you have any great videos or tutorials on the subject of fantastic dripping or watercolor techniques. I'm all ears.
Oh, and I may or may not have gone out today and bought some bombay inks. I may or may not have to find out what THOSE do!
And my giveaway is still open so check that out.
Happy Friday mates!