08 March 2008

Art Journal Tutorial, Step Three

Step Three was a lot of fun, but frustrating too. I probably learned the most on this layer. For one thing, walnut ink doesn’t seem to “take” very well on top of Lumiere paints. I sprayed it on and blotted it off three or four times, and could see almost no difference. In fact, I used more walnut ink tonight that I’ve ever used, altogether! I also learned that I need white spray paint. The Primer Grey was really just too dark, and the whole spread just got darker and darker as I tried to deal with it. I like it, it just isn’t what I had in mind.

I used: walnut ink, Krylon Primer Grey spray paint, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Oriental Poppy. On top of that, I sponged some Lumiere in Halo Pink Gold, and then some dotted on some Lumiere in Metallic Russet and blended it with a sponge. I then sprayed the Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist on top of that.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I would guess your ink solution wasn't dark enough to make an impact on such saturated color. I don't blot too much either - it will dry lighter just as a tea stain will. I used walnut ink on my fairy slipper board and could see the difference but I just let it dry. (ok I heat gunned it lol , as I do everything)