In yesterday's post, I shared my first try at acrylic ink on watercolor canvas. Today, I'm sharing work from two of my beginner students. They had a great time and have some great starts here. The cobwebbing and leaves are still on, but you get the idea of the colors they used and how they applied the paint - all without brushes except a few touches of red in Nancy's to bring out the shapes.
Nancy's painting (with the cobwebbing and leaves still on) looks like mine in color and tone.
Linda's painting, done with a very light touch and just with the cobwebbing on the canvas, is more abstracted and pale. By the time she was going to press in leaves, the paint was dried, so she left it like this. We all like it and can't wait to see if she removes the cobwebbing or leaves it on and spray seals it as it is.
While waiting for our large canvases to dry, we did a couple of smaller ones on smaller pieces of watercolor board or paper, to see what we could do differently.
This one is mine. I poured the ink on and then sprayed it to get the organic drizzle look at the top, then used bubble wrap to press into the red/orange color.
This one is Nancy's. She got really bold with the color on this one!
Linda decided to go much darker with the inks in this one and use bolder colors, too. This one was done on watercolor paper.
Linda did a 2nd small one, using a stencil (from my selection of stencils from Mary Beth Shaw's StencilGirl company) of rocks to press into the bottom. Then she decided to make it a rock garden with flowers blooming - very creative!
If you haven't tried acrylic inks, you might want to order a few small bottles and try them. The color is vibrant and they go on like watercolors but dry permanently.
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