Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pretty metal flakes in a new technique

I discovered this technique on the USA ArtQuest blog, and then ordered the Duo Adhesive and some of the Touche' cardstock and Studio Paper so I could try it.   I couldn't get the watercolor step to work....I don't have the mica watercolors, but tried pearlescent ones and Twinks instead.  So I didn't create an encaustic piece, but I think this first stage is impressive by itself.   The metal flakes are variegated gold colors, and I'm down to the crumbs.

7 comments:

Sue said...

My goodness Evelyn we must be on the same wavelength, yesterday I practised on black cards with my perfect pearls and although I was pleased with my results to extend the card further I was having real issues, but I will explain more if I get to post the card up.I may have to visit this
ArtQuest Blog and see if they can give me some hints. Anyway I love your effect it is so interesting and rich looking.
Smiles:)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This looks fabulous!!! Wonderful rich color combination too!

Terry said...

Talk about spectacular, Evelyn! Wow on that gorgeous background! Truly stunning card and luscious colors! I am going to check this out, because I just love this!

Plush Possum Studio said...

That is absolutely scrumptious looking!!! Love the colors, texture--well, all of it!
Rose

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning Evelyn,
I going to have to go check this out!!!
Thanks for the info.
Hugs Lynn

don said...

The result is excellent. What a fine looking image. I think your new technique is working out very, very well. Nice one.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

That turned out sweet! I watched the video too, but have run out of $, lol! hugz