Monday, May 26, 2008

Experimenting with Acrylic Paints

Last Friday . . . dh#2 was away for most of the day . . . so I was able to invite some of the retired teachers/stamping buddies over to play . . . I served my FAMOUS Costco pizza and Bag 'O Salad (salad that comes in a bag!!! LOL!!!!)!


We played for 6 - 11 hours . . . I decided to experiment with some techniques I found in Chris Cozen's ALTERED SURFACES, her new AWESOME book . . . but as I was telling Lisa Gifford, an internet stamping buddy who owns STEP OUTSIDE YOUR BOX SATURDAYS, an internet mixed media challenge group . . . I was too CHICKEN to use my expensive paints so I used Liquitex BASICS to start off my experiments with . . .


I used modeling paste . . . stencils . . . string gel (also known as tar gel) . . . splattered paint with a silicon basting brush I bought 2 for a dollar at the dollar store . . . scraped paint with an old credit card thingy (Traci Bautista technique) . . .


Do you like it?

28 comments:

Linda said...

to answer your question.. YES!
have to try that myself :)
hehe, greets Linda

Gloria said...

Michi,
they are awesome!!!

Ape Maya said...

Michi! These are so beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing!

A Note From The Queen said...

they're fabulous Michi, and you used my favorite color pallette!

chelle said...

Michi,

These are beautiful!!! I would love to experiment with painting myself but not sure where to start! I feel it in me though =) I am so excited to take more classes from you and learn new techniques!

~Michelle

Sandie R said...

These are awsome!!! Michi such depth and the colours are so vibrant

Kelly said...

beautiful art! great colors!

Francine said...

Michi awesome work... Love the colors so vibrant!
You delight us again!
Francine

Cindy Roland said...

Michi!!! I love these! The colors are powerful and energetic. I get inspired when I see this color pallette!
Good job!

Heather Robinson said...

I so enjoy seeing how a piece evolves and this one is gorgeous! The colours just glow. Ah, the lovely layers!!

Sue said...

I have all those stamps and I just love what you've done with them. Thanks for sharing. xx

Anonymous said...

These are great! Love the colors and texture. Talk about stepping outside the box!
Renee

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

THANK YOU for your compliment on my experiment with acrylic paints, Renee!!!! You are so kind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eliza said...

I love those! You have just inspired me to try something more then I`m used to! Thank you!

Lorri said...

These are awesome cards, I love the texture and colours in your backgrounds :)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I like it, Michi...I really like it...How are you doing? Your art is beautiful as always!!

Wanda H said...

Nope, I don't like it... I LOVE it!!!! :-)) What fun!! and what beautiful results!!

Sue said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

Flo said...

Yes, Michi! I do like them! Love them! Keep experimenting and playing!
!hugs

Dawn said...

Holy cow! That is playing and experimenting? They are gorgeous! I am always afraid to play with my paints too..gonna have to follow your example.

enjoy the ride said...

I am just starting TLC's and your's are just amazing. Thank you so much for putting them out there to be shared.
tracy

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Tracy!
THANK YOU for signing my blog!!!! I'm so glad you liked the experiments with acrylic paints . . . I'm really getting addicted to them . . . they are TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!

Jan Hoefler said...

FABULOUS! Never be afraid to use products! There's more.
You keep playing!!!

Aileen said...

Hi Michi! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I've enjoyed perusing your art and especially love your experiments with acrylic paints, you achieved some great texture! Congratulations on your retirement, have fun fulfilling your dream :-)
Aileen~
otm@outsidethemargins.com

Kathy Eddy said...

i LOVE it! of course I love most anyhting Tim Holtz but you really nailed this! Gorgeous colors too! Kathy Eddy

Chris Cozen said...

Michi, I am so happy that you are finding your way to experimenting with the techniques in the book! Don't be afraid to use your good paints! The results will be even better! You did an awesome job. Congratulations.

Passionforstamping said...

Oh Michi, these are absolutely gorgeous! I love the vibrancy of the colors you've used.

Kathryn the Teawife said...

I love the results, Michi! Looks like you had tons of fun. Kathy