Friday, March 23, 2012

the chemistry of painting...

Oh what a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the weather is fair, and I have my windows in my studio open to tempt in the fresh air! My sweet puppy has completely worn herself out running around outside, and is fast asleep on my rug. And my fingers are itching to get inky! LOL!

So, before I dive into my chemistry homework for today, I want to share my homework for yesterday. Yesterday was all about reinkers. I love those things! I use them all the time for a whole lot of things.. and occasionally I even reink my ink pads with them. =)

 I absolutely love watercoloring with Distress inks. Those and watercolor crayons are basically what I use to color images. They are so easy to work with, and very forgiving. I find it very relaxing to color...  Maybe it brings back the simpler days of childhood where the biggest problems in life revolved around which coloring book to color in, and who has my purple crayon. =)

The background is a white on white resist made with white embossing powder and stamps. Then sprayed with a couple different sprays. You can't see it in the photo, but I also sprayed on some Perfect Pearls mixed with water in Patina Blue... It is a new color to me, and I love it!  

Well, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine streaming onto my desk. Have a wonderful day!

Enjoy
~Kassi

Supplies Used
Paper: watercolor paper, white cardstock, kraft
Ink: VersaMark, Archival (Jet Black), Distress (lots of colors)
Stamps: Basic Grey "Swirlie", Artful Inkables "Watercolor Series 5"
Other: Perfect Pearls, wire, ribbon, charms

1 comment:

Winnie said...

Such an awesome piece! I love birdhouses and this jumped out at me. Love your watercoloring and the way you distressed the paper around the card is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.