Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rainbow Sherbet


Flavor: Rainbow Sherbet
I've decided to create an art journal for this year's SOF.

I didn't have a whole lot of time for this...
KAELY'S GRADUATING TOMORROW!!!  WOOT WOOT!!!!

I "painted" with pastels onto a treated canvas background, glued on an orange circle from a Maurice's Clothing Store ad that caught my eye and then added some "painted" pastel swirls.

What do I mean by "painted" pastel?
Some pastels (even a few oil pastels) will turn into a paste when wet and you can easily blend colors and fill in a textured surface.  The pastel turns into a sort of paint that's somewhat manipulable.

I like to spray the surface with a little water first.  Color with my pastels and then use a foam brush to blend the pastel with water.  For finer painting I use a thinner paint brush to go over a pastel line with water.

Try it!!

16 comments:

  1. Very elegant... love this :)

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  2. Sweet, simple and very summery. Perfect first week entry. x x x

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  3. this cards works perfect for a graduation card. love it! come by for a giveaway on my blog, it ends june 12
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/06/rainbow-sherbert-delight-summer-of.html

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  4. Really lovely - very bright and zingy.

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  5. Will do....it looks so rich in colour....wonderful design too...xxx

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  6. lovely and dazzling ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Your art emits a lot of positive energy :)

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  8. Great quote and smashing page for the SOC. Annette x

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  9. First - congratulations to Kaely :D

    Love the bright vibrancy of your piece - thanks for the tip about the pastels :)

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  10. i really like the soft look that this technique created. thanks for sharing.

    and congrats to kaely!!

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  11. this is simply gorgeous and thanks for the tips with spraying with water first I will have to give that a go...sorry I am so late getting here to look at your gorgeous work... happy week 1...xx

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  12. Love your swirls - and the ad! Happy grad!

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  13. Your rainbow sherbert artwork is fab! .. looking forward to your week 2 now!!
    Jan x

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  14. I really love the colours and shapes! So cute! And on a completely seperate note I love your blog banner :-D

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