Thursday, December 9, 2010

EXPECT

I just got a few new colors of Adirondack spray in the new improved 2oz spray bottle. You know how I love to spray! This really was an experiment of sorts that was fairly successful. I have always wanted to write in whire calligraphy or Sharpie white poster paint markers on these inks and I have found that these markers or calligraphy inks won't sit on top of the inks and the inks actually bleed through. My experiment was to seal the inks with Jacquard NO FLOW, which is actually for fabrics, but it works on paper too. It smears just a bit going on but not enough to cry about so---today I found the solution so I can write on the spray thing-ies. YAY!

 Now I guess now I better to go to Walgreens for toilet paper. Oh the dreaded interferences with the art journey! Well, while I am there I guess I better get some bows for the packages, too. Y'all have a happy day!

14 comments:

Bevie said...

Hi Martha, this page is beautiful, and of course your writing is awesome as usual...Style and meaning!!!
Have a great rest of the week!

Diane said...

An awesome combination with the calligraphy and this great background (love the layered spray-painting)
P.S. Your girl is gor--juss!

Nancy said...

This looks great. What is new and improved about the spray inks? Less dribbles or something? The colors are certainly deep and rich. And it's always nice to find a solution to a problem as you did with the white lettering. Love the "Believe" girl from the other day, too.

Bren said...

beautifully done as always, love the colours

MB Shaw said...

I love this, the colors are stunning and the calligraphy, well....be still my heart! I am glad to hear about you ability to 'set' the ink - I have had trouble with that in the past and I adore their color palette.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

wow, this looks fabulous!!! From the colors to the white lettering...super!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh how I love those words and your beautiful background! Expect prayers to be answered in wondrous ways!!! Yes! Recently God has done this for me more than once.

Renee Troy said...

Great advise about the No Flow...thanks! Those colors are spectacular and the white on top makes a great impact...great job!

Sue K said...

I so love your work!! The page is beautiful! Now you have me wanting some of the spray inks too....LOL! You know how I am about NEW supplies. I think I'll be good and wait to get some.
Your girls you've been drawing and painting lately are just too darling!
hugs, Sue K

LuckyDog said...

How *brilliant*!!! And I LOVE the piece, too! Very very GORGEOUS!!

PaperPumpkin said...

oooooooooh! Love your calligraphy and your colors! Ah!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Looks wonderful!

Sherry said...

last nite I dreamed up a art/gift idea and thought "I wish I could write on 'em like Martha"! oh well.

I know I have some no-flow somewhere. hmmm. after I spray or do water color washes, I just hit the page litely with matte spray paint so there's no bleeding or running in subsequent layers. if smearing is okay, I use clear gesso.

Jane Farr said...

Your lettering is gorgeous Martha! Love the bright background the inks provide. :)

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