24/09/2014

What's On Your Workdesk - WOYWW 277

Time for this weeks WOYWW - What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Want to know more then pop on over to the Stamping Ground.  

On my desk this windy Wednesday is a painting of a face.  I recently bought some acrylic inks from Oak House Studio.  I love painting with acrylic paint but have never tried the inks.  I did find them challenging as they do dry very quickly so you can't blend the colours together.  After a few goes just using them on dry paper I decided to wet the paper I was using and use the inks as you would use water colour paints.  I think this technique worked better but you do have to be careful and let the paint dry first if you don't want it to bleed - like the lips - they were still slightly damp and when I added the water around the face the red from the lops bled onto the upper lip and under the nose.  A lot more practice is needed me thinks.

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Have a wonderful Wednesday
Anita

11 comments:

Neet said...

Thanks for the information here re painting with the inks Anita. Like the face - is it for something special?
Hugs, Neet xx 16

Lisca Meijer said...

A very pretty lady. That's beginning to look very nice. Keep playing and trying. Please show us the finished article.
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
Lisca#45

glitterandglue said...

Well done, Anita - trying something new there. It has come out well - keep at it.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #18

Hazel said...

Super artwork. I haven't come across acrylic inks as opposed to paints - might investigate for using with gelli plate. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great day and have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #69 x

Lorraine said...

great expression

Ali H said...

Always great to experiment with new stash - looks like you had fun exploring the acrylic inks ! Ali #10

Chrysalis said...

You've got a lovely steady hand there, Anita. That face is great. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 14

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful face painting, love your style. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 36

Kelly said...

I love trial and 'Hmmm' with new toys and techniques. Great face. Creative Blessings! Kelly #66

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Using only inks to paint a face must be very challenging. You've managed to make the most of it, I think. Great experiment! Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today! (you gave me the wrong number, but I've found you anyway!) zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Anita,

Oh, I love your face!!! The colors you've used are great. I haven't tried the inks either but I'd say you were quite successful. I wonder if adding a bit of gel medium would make them take longer to dry?

I'm so slow in getting around this week.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace,
Kay (31)

PS I'm your latest follower!