I'm sorry........,but,.........I couldn't help it .....I love that song, it's all about the bass, no treble.... I am singing that song and dancing around the studio. I made another decision. I have reserved the Racks. As a member ot the Palm Beach Watercolor Society I can RENT, them!!!! YAY!!!! So until I think it is to my advantage of having my own set, I'll be very HAPPY renting! Racks are the temporary walls in a grid form that will hold all my paintings. Like a mini gallery in the Art booth.
For the show at the Armory I have decided to raffle one of my Alcohol Ink Pictures. The only requirement for entry is your name, address (if I have to mail it to you) and your email address. I think that is fair. These two pictures have benn painted on Yupo.
The pretty red floral is painted with the alcohol ink. I set up all the paints, with my alcohol spray bottle, a separate little container of alcohol, various brushes, q-tips, cotton balls,, felt, and some cloth rags. If I was smart, I would use rubber gloves to protect my hands and nails from staining. I just forget. It is pretty easy getting the ink off your hands, but it seems to stain nail polish....so beware and use gloves.
The process is very easy. I just drop in the color on the paper and then use the various colors to drop in, spray on or swirl around the ink with cotton ball, q-tips or sponges before it dries. Any one can have success with this as it really the ink and its reaction with the alcohol. TRY it you'll like it!!!
The Pastel color abstract painting is also on Yupo. Yupo is a man made paper, it feels very much like plastic. It isn't easy to paint on with my watercolor paints as the surface is very smooth. I have done a few paintings with the watercolor the best thing is that the colors are so transparent and colorful. If you make a mistake on Yupo you can just wash it under water and it comes right off. This is a great way to experiment. The big downfall for me is that you can loose a painting in a minute if it gets wet. I always put in a sleeve protector right away, until I can get it framed. I experimented with gesso and acrylic gloss medium, watercolor paints and varnish. I went to the Palm Beach Watercolor Society meeting and their demo was Yupo techniques with Jorge Leon. He demonstrated using the gesso black and white. Using a credit card he put the gesso on, let it dry, then he used Tar gel (I used gloss medium) to make the pretty squiggles and designs. Both these mediums dry clear, Jorge used black gesso over the gel, I only used white. When that dried I used water color paint to create my designs. This technique was fun, but I think I'll stick to the alcohol inks for my experimentation.
I hope I interested you enough to try these alcohol inks, if so, go on line to any of the Art Stores, Cheap Joes, Jerry'sartarama........they are less expensive and you can get the set, don't forget the Yupo. PS you can buy some inks in scrapbooking stores, but they usually come in two or three colors in a pack.....google it. The set I uses is Piñata, (jacquard, liquidtex). If you go to art store call ahead to see if they carry it, and if they have any in stock.
Have a great week and create something!!!! Bye for now...