Sunday, November 17, 2013


It just occurred to me that I never showed you any of the cool things I picked up at those Austin art stores! All of it was stuff that instructor Juliette Crane had brought with her to art camp, and generously allowed us to play with.

First up are these luscious pearlescent inks from Daler-Rowney. With those handy dropper lids, they are perfect for drizzling on a background, and allowing them to slide down the page in little rivulets.

Then there are these acrylic spray paints, similar to what graffiti artists use. They work great with stencils!

 Last but not least is this colored tissue paper -- but not just any tissue paper...

Bleeding art tissue! When you are doing one of Juliette's multi-layered backgrounds, it's fun to include little scraps of this tissue amongst the layers. No glue needed - the wet paint will adhere to it and make the colors bleed out a bit, the result of which can be quite interesting!

Now for the new Wild Art Circle Journal, which arrived in our mail box while we were Austin, and which I haven't had a chance to play with yet.

This beauty came from Cat in California, and is an altered book. Check out these straps, which she must have made herself:

Here's her sign-in page, for each of the artists who will contribute to the journal.

And here are her front and back end-pieces.

Now if only I had any idea what I want to contribute!


Corrine at said...

Love those acrylic inks, they are so fun to play with. Have to spray paint outside here, and it's getting to cold, but you can all the time. xox

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

What fun supplies you picked up Becky and I LOVE that journal, how fun. I can't wait to see what you create!

Hill Country Hippie said...

Laura - I have an idea percolating, but must test it out in my own journal first.
Corrine - Yes, painting outside is no problem here. I have a porch just outside my studio (aka bedroom) door, and it was up around 80 degrees yesterday!