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.


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.

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!

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