A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

day nineteen of thirty days of getting your art on

Yeah I finished a painting.  A painting I had been working on since I was unemployed.  I decided to finish all unfinished projects before I start a new one.

I finished my fantasy astronomy painting.
Next I took the paint on the throwaway palette and took the placed the same paper I used yesterday on it.

I think I will keep adding paint until I am happy ... so will I ever be happy LOL

Then I thought why not keep the palette too

I was surfing the www and got a tad bored... so I finished a ATC that I had drawn way back when..

30 Days of Get Your Art On

I got several sets of post cards for future post card swapping.  I will address them tomorrow and mail them out.  Oh how exciting.

Well I couldnt leave well enough alone....

In my research for the ultimate techniques for mixed media and art journals I heard about this thing called Water soluable oil pastels.  Now I first heard about them on a forum for strathmore visual journals.  On person said wouldnt the defeat the purpose.  But I kept hearing about them and I wanted them.  So I did some research and found a person who compared the brands and decided the one I liked the best.  Problem was there is no such animal in all of Columbia SC.
I asked the only art store about these mythical items and he said he was sort of confused by them.  Like the person who made the comment in the forum.  Defeats the purpose right?

He should me some products that have the smoochablility at oil pastels but are also water pastels.  I guess thats why the whole rave was about.   ... Oh I must say I did find reeves wax pastels that were water soluble.  Not the same at all.  In fact the person who tested the brands out showed how those did not hold up.  I did not have the money for the products cause I just bought some water color paint and some lino sheets to make stamps.  I put it on my wish list.  Along with those simply painting brushes and the cutter paper punch and a bike... well the list can go on forever moving on.

Anywho as I researched I read about using turpentine.  Turpentine?  Well I did not have any of that on hand cause I do not use oil paint.  But I do have oderless mineral spirits.  I thought I give it a try with the ATC I showed in this post above.
I keep mine in a baby jar... I think its evaporating.  I need to mark it and check, cause it might not be a good idea.
I dipped my glue brush in and the magic it preformed.  Amazing!  

Below is the redone card.  I likes it!

Photo isnt that great and it sort of shows where I had thought I picked up a flesh tone oil pastel and it was really yellow but thats ok.  It is a yellow beauty mark LOL

1 comment:

  1. um cut those back ground papers in one inch squares and then make a card with the squares. Like tile and the paper is the grout. thats the best way I can explain it!