Thursday, November 21, 2013

Playful Musings: Thankful for Flowers

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I am thankful for nature and flowers.  Magically in patterns, breathtaking in colors.

The November kit is filled with all sorts of color, texture and inspiration to fill your mind's eye when expressing nature.  The Pearlescent watercolors gives a more transparent shimmer, and the Souffle Pens give an opaque more pearl look.  These are perfect for Catherine Scanlon's Coloring Pages!  Add Glossy Accents to adhere "Prills."

Using all the different products give many levels of color, transparency and shimmer.  I wish you could see how beautiful the different areas shimmer in various ways! I used both Souffle' Pens and Gelly Roll Pens. For the orange and yellows, I used Lindy's spray and inks from my stash and October kit. I LOVE the way the colors blend and mix.  Prills were adhered with Glossy Accents.  Just squeeze a puddle of the Glossy Accents and put the Prills in place with a small scoop. Remember, past kits work wonderfully with newer kits!!!  

The edges of the page is done in Pearlized White.  I will be mounting the page on mat board and displaying.

Although the outlines are predetermined for you, using the Niji Pearlized Watercolors, and Lindy's Sprays/Inks allow you to be more playful and free with your design.  Don't be so worried about staying in the lines - let nature flow!!!  Look at the closeup pictures and you can see how lovely all the colors are.

The splashes of color represent (to me) how the light splashes different shades picked up from the original color.  You see a rainbow.

Notice there is a mix of cool and warm colors that contrast and help balance the composition.  Warm colors are like the sun - hot, the yellows, reds, etc.  The cool colors are like the ocean and sky, blues, purples, etc.  In-between is greens!  As you work, decide which mix of colors you want to use so you that you can mix up warm and cool colors for contrast.

Optional adds:  Use the Tim Holtz Glitter in the dot areas, or centers of flowers.  Following the dots isn't important, you can do the Glossy Accents over the dots like a flourish and the glitter will stay in place there.

The weather may be turning cooler but color can make everything shine.  The Niji Pearlescent Watercolors has several shades of coppers, golds, blues, greens, so it will ALL Match every season you want to create art with.

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea

1 comment:

  1. Those flowers are gorgeous and I love the colors you used!!