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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Oops Art

We all have those moments when we just start creating and aren't totally sure which direction we're headed.  I watched a great alcohol ink video the other day where the artist made this beautiful piece outlining some of the ink blobs to transform them into gorgeous leaves and flowers.  I thought to myself, "Cool!  I think I'll channel that into an ATC."  Yeah, well, hmmmm....


It ends up that I don't have fine enough pens to doodle on Yupo paper on such a small canvas (most of my black pens smeared on it).  I ran into some other interesting ah-ha moments while creating this, too.

  • Archival ink can be removed with alcohol
  • Alcohol inks leave behind a shadow of color when removed (which is kinda pretty in real life)
  • Copic markers don't blend on Yupo paper but leave behind cool, brush-like marks
The final result looks like this:


Major lesson learned is that I should stick to doodling on a larger canvas (hence the 'Note to Self' sticker).  😜  

In spite of my trepidation in sharing this, I'm going to enter it in the Rubber Dance monthly challenge.  What the heck - you only live once!

3 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Julie, it's good to just play and you've learned lots of cool stuff too! Thanks so much for joining us at Rubber Dance, and have a fun week, Sue xx

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  2. Love daisies, so typical of spring, beautiful work cheers Judy

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  3. This is stunning. Thank you for using our stamps in such a beautiful way. Gorgeous result! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge this month. xx Susanne.

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