Friday, May 27, 2011
Yesterday, I tried my hand at "Painting" a quilt top. Now, I am not a trained artist. I basically muddle my way through and hope everything works out in the end. I was spurred on by this video by Deb Levy at 3 Creative Studios. There are 2 wonderful videos, and I highly recommend watching them. I did. Then I proceeded to break all the rules and do what I wanted ;) I used Dye-na-flow paints (because I had them) and too much water. But it did give me a nice "watery" look, so breaking that rule wasn't too bad. Although there was no keeping the paint in only the areas I wanted. It went everywhere. I used a little Lumiere in the sky to give it a nice twinkle. I also added a little red to the 2 shades of blue left over to make purple for the sky.
The water was 2 shades of green mixed in with a little of the left over sky paint. (Why waste good paint). The water at the beach is a green and not the typical blue.