Friday, July 1, 2011

Experiments with Design and Color

This will be my last post for 2 weeks as we leave for vacation tomorrow. I thought I would leave you with a few ideas I have been working on this week. I wanted to try my applique designs out using different background colors as well as different surface treatments.

On the far left I used Jecru as a background and a product called Rub n Buff gilding paste for the gold. The next one over from that is also Jecru as a background but with brown shoe polish (per Ronna Sarvas Weltman's book) as a coloring on the applique.

Next over, and my favorite, is the use of pure translucent as a background with Pearl Ex gold as well as Rub n Buff applied to the surface.

I got the idea of using the translucent right out of the package from Donna Greenberg. She uses it to a marvelous effect so I thought I might try it. I had mixed results with adding colors to the translucent so I gave this a try. I really like it and plan to try more of it this way.

Of course, next is my usual black with gold Pearl Ex. A tried and true favorite of mine.

The furthest one to the right is Jecru with copper colored acrylic. A no-go as far as I can tell. It isn't doing anything for me.

Anyway, that's it for a couple of weeks. Enjoy your 4th of July and I'll see you when I get back!


MÂȘ Reyes said...

Cada dia me sorprendes, haces unas cosas maravillosas, tengo en mente intentar hacer alguna cosa tomando tus ideas (si me lo permites, claro) Felices vacaciones. Besos

Pretty Things said...

REALLY cool!