I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
When I first viewed
this video I was giddy with excitement over trying the acrylic inks. I used a 50% off coupon at Michael’s Craft to
Following her lead I
added several drops to the top of the page, added some water to a brush and
coaxed the ink to run down and across
the page. It ran faster than I expected and filled the gutter. Obvious more practice is required!
The big disaster
came when painting in the design. She
used a white Stabilo pencil to create a design then scraped white paint over
markings I made using the Stabilo pencil simply disappeared. I could
not get the paint to scrapeover the
page as smooth and thin and she could.
UGG! I was left with this mess:
Ordinarily I would have quit and scrapped the page but this was for
practice and I knew disasters sometimes come out okay in the end.
I do not like using black paint and I was not thrilled with covering up
what I just meticulously painted but I had gone this far so I took the plunge…. truly do not like it!
anticipating 2 weeks to create this page I feel a bit let down. I will try using the inks again, after all I now own 6 bottle of them!
What I learned:
ØNot all disasters turn out alright in the
ØI do not like covering up what I worked so
hard to create.
ØI need to make an effort to use this acrylic
inks again, not just shelve them after this experience.
If you have used acrylic inks please leave a comment with any suggestions or simply share your experience in using them.