Friday, May 18, 2012
Experimenting with Watermedia
I truly enjoy mixing it up when it comes to different mediums. In this case, all the mediums used I consider water mediums (meaning they will combine readily with water). There is some debate on what actually constitutes 'watermedia' so I'm using my own understanding of the term.
The right image is black Speedball ink, thinned with a little water and applied onto damp w/c paper. Then gold metallic fluid acrylic was dropped in and allowed to mingle with the wet ink. I did direct some of the metallic acrylic with a bamboo skewer. While the paper was still damp I added some Quin. pink here & there. I dropped a little granulation medium into one of the pink 'runs' just to see what would happen and got some extra texture going.
The left image is phthalo blue fluid acrylic applied to damp paper with the gold metallic fluid acrylic added. This time I let the gold go where it wanted with no coaxing from me.