|Notes and sketches in my ever present Moleskine.|
|Original sketch, cutting the stencil, stencil after curing, and final impression.|
|The first of the series.|
|Mica powders and a layer of TLS.|
These came out really well - good opacity to the color and some fun blending where 2 wet areas touched in the blue/black eye below. I would do this again in a heartbeat!
I tried a direct inlay of polymer clay... ( Purple and pale blue below). While I like the technique - I would like it better for smaller areas and lines. This was WAY too much sanding - and as you can see its still a bit of a mess.
|Tinting thinned TLS with mica powders.|
The most colorful version was utilizing alcohol ink mixed with my thinned TLS "goo"(top left).
Very colorful on the white; near invisible on the black. I think the transparency of the alcohol ink is good to remember...
My favorite of the experiments was the final one shown here (bottom right). I used the TLS "goo" tinted with mica powders... the difference being I hit the raised areas with a Sharpie to darken them and boost the contrast.
|Alcohol inks, inlay, and inspiration!|
I'd love to hear what you think - and hope this eyeful has been interesting... Until the reveal I'm off to the studio...