Friday, August 7, 2015
Get up. Get Dressed. Paint.
No paints were used this week while practicing with Rae Missigman’s 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA©. What? No paint???? Nope! For this page she had challenged herself to use only 13 items to create her journal page which included the scissors and glue stick.
I did have to improvise with some of the items. I do not have solid paint sticks or a brown stabilo marks all. I used these paint markers:
The orange paint marker wouldn’t cooperate, it either wouldn’t flow or when I pushed it in it dropped a large glob of paint. This always seems to happen when I use them which makes me avoid them. Perhaps I need to try working with them more and get used to them. I noticed she uses them often in her journals.
Ø Paint markers can be used with stamps (just remember to turn off the ceiling fan. The breeze dries the paint fast!)
Ø Even “bad’ gelli prints have a use ( go HERE to understand).
Ø I am getting more comfortable with my scribbling but still have a ways to go.
What is your experience with paint markers? Do you use them? Or do they give you such grief you avoid them like I have?
Joining Paint Party Friday where having paint under the fingernails is the norm. What colors are under yours?