The end of the week was a flurry of friends. Well flurry may be over-stating it, but due to the fact that I have become such a hermit, visiting with two friends on Thursday and then meeting up with seven others Friday night is a bit of a cacophony for me! ;)
Here are some ICADs #20 - #23.
#20 -stamps and stamp pads, permanent market, gel pen, watercolors, metallic rub-ons
With #20 and #21, I was testing out which ink/stamp pads are permanent enough to watercolor over. I bought some inexpensive stamp pads at Pat Catans - unfortunately even though they work (i.e. are permanent) the colors come out too lightly. My favorite ink pads so far are some from my stash (I have no idea how old they are) called Palette
. I have L'Amour Red and Orangerie (L'Amour Red was used in #20.)
#21 Sugarloaf Stokes pens, ink pad/stamp, Micron pen, watercolors
Here I used an inexpensive ink pad. Although it worked, the pad was already drying out. Well that is what you get for $1.47!
#22 - monoprint from EZ Cut (no cuts!), acrylic paint, watercolors
Here is where I vent a little bit about PRODUCTS. There is SOO much STUFF out there - the various pens and inks and stains and do-dads and whatchamagigs and so on and so on. I understand that people/companies need to make money, but you don't have to purchase all the New Stuff on The Internet to get results. For instance, I see that there is a 'new' product for doing monoprints - instead of forking over dosh to buy this new item, I decided to use an EZ Cut that I had sitting around. Heck, if you cut on one side, the other side you can use for monoprints!!
I also have been ripping seams in Goodwill-bought items to use for some pennant/bunting strings. I am done with all the socks for a4A by the way - now I just need to get to the post office to mail them!
Now back to my little art space to work on the ICAD for today. Hoping everyone is having a lovely Sunday.