Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mix-Ability: smooth like glass

This week's Mix-Ability challenge is to include some kind of clear glaze-y element or medium on our projects. I had this House Mouse image (it's from Stampa Rosa and it's called Whoops!) stamped and prepped with a Sakura clear glaze pen as a mask for the taped areas on the image (hee! poor little guy...), so went with that for my challenge entry.

I used QoR watercolors and tried to push myself beyond just basic colors for shading etc, and use more than just blue and brown for more richness in the little scene. The purple and yellows really popped up the colors and added so much more depth. I've been watching videos and itching to practice and learn how to loosen up more in my painting, work with more water and with gravity...

Somewhere in the world I have an 'oops' sentiment, but it's not here, so I made a quick sentiment on the computer to fit. I love the little tangle of rayon ribbon - it fits the little mess he's gotten himself into! Here's an angled photo so you can see the sheen of the glaze pen - I love that thing for detailed masking.

Play along!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love how you colored the cup. Your shading is amazing.

  2. This is totally adorable. :) And I think the eek is much more fitting than the oops anyways.

  3. Wow,this is fantastic.

  4. House Mouse images are always adorable, this little guy's face says it all, he is in big trouble and it shows. Amazing coloring, as always Dina, thank you for sharing.

  5. Gayle Ingram4/05/2015 3:23 PM

    Hi Dina,
    I just want to let you know how grateful I am to
    you for all the things I learn from you about ART
    and Card Making. Thank You so very much.


  6. Your coloring is great! I didn't think it could improve more, but that card is beautiful!