"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in 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!

6 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Wow, Barb! you certainly celebrated your creativity! This looks like it was a lot of fun to do! I love those vivid colors/

Jane said...

Fantastic! You really let go of all restraints .. I MUST try to do something like this , looks like great fun.

AutumnLeaves said...

It is all about having fun!!

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane - let's just say I am trying to celebrate my creativity - it is a work in progress - just like my life. :)

Barb Sailor said...

Jane - you will love every minute of it! Go for it!

Barb Sailor said...

Autumn Leaves...and FUN it is! :)