Tuesday, July 3, 2012
celebrating the 4th
Here's wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. I hope I'll get to see some fireworks. They are always my favorite part of the day.
I did a ZIA tile last year that used fireworks as the inspiration. I wanted to expand on that theme a little more this year.
I started with a plain round tile and did a watercolor backgound using bright yellows and oranges. When it was fully dry I did my tangles on it using the Sakura clear glaze gelly roll pen. You can see the tangles used are 'Bumps', 'Mumsy', and 'Tripoli'. Next I went over the whole tile with a watercolor wash of bright pink. When that had dried I did more basic tangles with the same clear gelly roll pen. Again I did another wash of light purple - more tangles and a final wash of dark purple. I did a light wipe with a paper towel to clean up and it was done.
I loved how the gelly roll pen provided a resist so the color beneath showed up. This is the same concept that I use when I do Ukrainian Easter eggs - There a wax pen provides the resist - but you have to remove the wax at the end.
Tomorrow will be a day off to spend with family and friends. Have a great day everyone!