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.
Some mornings run smoother than others; this just wasn’t one
I have learned that many artists have a love-hate
relationship with Dylusions ink spray. Many
find it challenging to get the technique down.
I mostly use them for a splash of color.
Of course, everything else in the vicinity
seems to get a splash of color as well.
I had all the supplies set out, had watched the video and
was ready to paint. I forgot one tiny important step, to
make sure each of the ink sprays worked.
Yep, the fuchsia didn’t work. But
I had already sprayed the pink and she stressed the fact that we had to spread
the ink around quickly before it dried.
Too late! Creativity screeched to
a halt. I soaked the sprayer in hot
water, tried spraying it, didn’t work. Frustrated,
I used another sprayer and this happened:
It doesn't show it here but my white OttLite now has a fuchsia base
What I learned
ØI can use Dylusions Inks as a wash for the
background for journal pages
ØEven using gesso, they can soak through the
page. Previous work can get ruined if