I attended a demo at Guiry's this morning. My friend, Judith Cassel-Mamet is a mixed media artist and she showed everyone how to use spray inks (Dylusions) to create an interesting first or second layer in a journal. I bought some of the inks and spent the afternoon spraying my heart out. This was really fun and creative. These inks mix together so I bought the three primaries (Lemon Zest, After Midnight, and Podtbox red) and tried to create the tertiary colors (orange/green and purple). The oranges were great but the greens and purples, not so much. I think I need to lighten up the blue and maybe even the red. Bummer! Buying more ink sprays? (Can't wait!)
Judith encourages her students to prepare several pages of backgrounds in your journal so you don't have to face the "dreaded white page", "where do I start" dilemma. If you want to have some fun, attend one of Judith's classes. I promise you, you will love all the techniques you will learn and your creativity button will be pushed!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!