Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Working With Staining Colors in Fluid Acrylics

I went back to the book "Celebrate Your Creative Self " today and experimented with fluid acrylics.  I applied my colors - quinacridone gold, and turquoise straight from the bottle - the gold in shapes and the turquoise in drips and dots.  Then I drew a line of quinacridone crimson across the top, and using a wide putty knife, scraped down through the paint - cleaning off the putty knife after each swipe.  The fluid acrylics stain the illustration board.  I cut some designs out of erasers and stamped black designs on the bottom work - and also embellished it with black ink designs.  These works are both, so far, nameless!  I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from this project.  What a great book!


Dee Doyle said...

You are just too good, Barb! You are diligently workinghte book. All I have done is read it and "planned" to do a few things. In the meantime, I am getting ready for classes and shows. I wantto play! You are playing really well! :-)

RH Carpenter said...

Love the top one! And I like the bottom one but think it, too, should be horizontal :) Looks like you are having fun playing your way through the book. I have the book but don't think I did any of the exercises in there.

Barb Sailor said...

Dee - the crazy thing is that I am learning things I never would have thought of on my own - and having lots of fun.

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda - funny you should mention about the vertical vs. horizontal - actually I did it hoizontally with the left side on the bottom - I should have posted it that way! What a great eye you have.