Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Happy "Fix"

Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere.  A little about me:  I am a traditional 12x12 paper scrapbook artist that likes to experiment with mixed media and make cards with my scraps.

I've had a blog before and gave it up (without backing it up - silly me) because life got in the way.  While I didn't have a large following, I did missthe writing part of blogging.  So I decided to give it another try.  Let's just jump right in, shall we?

I am a big fan of Vicki Boutin and try to follow along each week when she does her Facebook Live videos.  I may not always create something wonderful, but it does get me outside my box a bit.  If you don't know who Vicki Boutin is, or maybe you do and just have not ever tried your hand at mixed media, I urge you to check her out Vicki Boutin.

This past Friday Vicki's Facebook Live video utilized her art crayons in the neutral set, sencils, and her glaze.  I only have the rose gold glaze, but in the video she combined the gold glaze with the rose gold glaze combined to create a beautiful champagne color.  I added some butterscotch alcohol ink to my rose gold to see if that would give me a similar color.  While it didn't produce the color Vicki had, it did give me a beautiful gold tone that went well with the color palette of the neutral art crayons.

Here's a comparison of something with the rose gold versus what I combined with the alcohol ink.  You can see the contrast below.  I think next I'll try mixing in another color.  This opens up a whole new world of possibilities!  

Now I think I just have to have the white irridiscent glaze!!!

What about you?  What little "fix" did you stumble across that you think you might enjoy again and again?

Until next time, create something beautiful!