Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My toys

 After showing the colour swatches from my various Derwent colours, I thought that I should share photos of my ZIG brand Brush (es) H2O.
I have three water brushes with different sized tips:
Broad             Broad
As they work on the principle of a fountain pen, they make a wonderful travelling companion along with the Intense pencils.

Posted by Picasa

Derwent water solubles colour charts

Today's mail delivered my tin of 12 Derwent Watersoluble  Metallic  Pencils,
and I thought that if I made a colour page, showing the pencil in both a dry condition as well as a water washed chip, I would have a better idea of how to use them.
I must admit I am unhappy with the effects: I did expect a more metallic effect from washing the swatches.
Maybe, if they are done on fabric , the result would be different.
 The page showing 24 colours is the colour swatch of the
Derwent Inktense Pencils: I am more than happy with the results.

The first photo was done back in  February, when I first had a play with
Inktense Blocks, when all I had in mind was playing with the actual blocks, dragging them along their sides to see how they would react.
I really should do a "proper" colour chart!

Since first getting the blocks, I have now a grater in my possession, which should help in preparing fabrics or paper with an even wash

Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 09, 2012

Cityscape by seven

The photo that should have been published first
Posted by Picasa

Cityscapes for PCMA

Today I have completed the last section of Round 14 swap for Postmark'dArt group.........and 21 days ahead of schedule!
I tried a couple of concepts and wasn't happy with them, so it was back to  simple applique' shapes and using TSUKINEKO "Fabrico markers" as well as ridged card-stock to add some definition.

Recently, Picasa upgraded its photo editing system, and I still need get used to it.
Posted by Picasa