Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Palette knife play

Good afternoon,

Thought I would quickly post this little canvas. I was playing with my painting knives. I.e.; palette knife. I love birch trees and used the bark in my mixed media work years ago, so I had a go at painting a small birch forest. I definitely will continue on this trek but use a much bigger canvas. This scrap piece is only 3.5" x 9"!

Have a crafty week.

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

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  2. Ooh, wonderful textures created with the palette knife, to create that rugged tree bark effect. Your dimensional shading is just perfect. I love this small forest, and I hope you have lots of fun painting a much larger one soon!
    Alison x

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  3. Hi, me again.... just popped back to answer your question. Water soluble inks like Distress or Ecoline will always stay vulnerable to wet media, but artist quality (or also the student quality) actual watercolours should be permanent once completely dry. It's certainly been the case with the ones I've been playing with. I've got a few each of Golden Qor, Sennelier, Daniel Smith paints, as well as some cheaper Koh-i-noor and White Nights sets, and they've all been permanent once dry.
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks for the info Butterfly. i didn't know this was so with water colors. Hugs

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  4. Oh wow Nan...I love this and can imagine it on a huge canvas. I love trees and have birch trees in my garden. I'm now thinking about trying a palette knife and paint them. Thanks for the inspiration ;D

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    1. Thanks Nessie, I'm not too sure about a 'huge' canvas. But will move up to an 8x8 board or an 8x10 canvas. Right after I finish purging my craft room. Have a great week. Hugs

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  5. This is spectacular, Nan! I actually love the size of it, so dramatic, but I'll bet it will be stunning when you repeat it on a larger canvas. You are so talented!! Hugs, Darnell

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