Friday, October 8, 2010

Watercolor on Canvas

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is one of my favorite artists and I record Scrapbook Memories to see her segments.  While laid up this week with spinal headaches, back spasms and irregular heart beat (yes, I've had a TON of fun the past few days) I entertained myself with catching up on Tivoed episodes of Work of Art, Quilting Arts and Scrapbook Memories. They were all inspiring, but Julie's project got me off the couch and playing with paint. Here it is:

(click to see it bigger)

Here's a close up:


I didn't stray far from her step by step instructions except that when I realized how water reactive the paint was I splattered water all over the finished product to make white splotches as well as the black paint ones. 

Question: What paint pens do you like? I have both Sharpie ones and Elmer's Painters. Neither is very opaque. The silver DecoColor ones (which I loved writing all over my binders with as a kid) are very wet and opaque but the white ones turn a lighter shade of the paint color underneath within a few minutes.

You can see Julie's instructions HERE

Have a great weekend everyone :-)

Linked up with Tatertots and Jello

10 comments:

Eileen Bergen said...

That's lovely - very batik looking. I'm off to check out the video.

Hope you're feeling better and - just as important - that you stay that way ;-)

milkcan said...

Wow!! So super awesome! I'm wicked impressed!

Mim Smith Faro said...

Very nice! I like the design you made too.

Bec said...

That is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. I think you should make more and sell them :)

Sarah said...

I just checked out the PDF for the original idea, and I think yours is much nicer!

good call on the water sploshes they really add to it

Carmen said...

Such beautiful colours! I've saved the links you've shared for when my PC is playing a bit nicer.

I've never tried any paint pens so am of no use whatsoever - but I'll be looking out for them now :)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Kas said...

This is beautiful!!

Heather P. said...

Wow, soooooo gorgeous!

LollyChops said...

This is really really stunning!

I love Julie too!

HUGS!