Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kim's Mini-Book

A few posts ago I showed you some new paints.  It is my habit to share my postings on my Facebook page, as it seems not everyone understands how to set up RSS feeds.  My friend Kim asked me via Facebook "what are you doing with the paints?"....well....ask a silly question, get a silly little book!

I like to use my brayers.  They smear paint and ink around quickly and get things moving in the right color direction fast.  So, after starting with cutting some red scraps to make a 2x3.75" accordion, out come the brayers, pallet and, of course, my new paints. 

Next up I unearthed these not-exactly-paint-brush tools.  Essentially, these are rubber chisels in various sizes and with various angles.  They are great fun with acrylic paints as they let you push the stuff around making controlled puddles.  The tips are very flexible.  You can be as precise as you like with them.  Me, I was kind of in a slap-it-on-and-see-what-happens mood. 



One side of the accordion has her question on it.  The arrow tells you there is something more on the other side of it...


At one time in my life, I painted t-shirts to make some extra cash.  Soak the plain white T in water, layer your pallet inside and start.  I did mostly flowers, draping them down one side and over the shoulder.  Acrylics work great for this.  Just don't put your finished product in the dryer.  The stuff is plastic after all.  So with that memory in mind, I put flowers on the other side of the accordion.  The picture is not all that great, but that keeps it a bit of a surprise for Kim. 


I picked up these little 2x4 canvases at Michael's last week.  They make great book covers.  I lathered on some purple and white with the rubber chisels, and when it was dry, I sprayed it with some glimmer mist to add some sparkle.  Here's what it looks like closed and tied with a bow...


Watch your mailbox, Kim.  Love and miss you every day.  - AMK

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must ask you a question some day - I loveto play with paints, etc but never seem to take the time to do it. thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Anonymous said...

So this is why you had me buy those chisels at the stamp(many years ago)??? I never opened them and could never figure out what I was supposed to do with them!!!
Love ya- Lynn

Anne King said...

Ask away, Barb...

Anne King said...

They work great with ink on glossy card stock, too. Fun way to make backgrounds.