Thursday, October 29, 2009

What I learned today

Alcohol Ink bleeds through everything!

I really wanted to take Mystele's Gut Art class but I was too late and it was closed to sign ups when I checked. I've seen so many of her videos and I get the idea of what she is trying to teach so I decided to do it on my own, although I know the class teaches so much more and I will try get in on the next run!

I had purchased Alcohol inks awhile back and couldn't remember why I wanted them to begin with so I used them in making my background. They are not only permanent, but they demand to be seen........FOREVER! This girl has many attempts at covering up her flaw, but we had to learn to love it and leave it :)

Here is one wall in my office :)

Good night,


Nicola said...

Wow I've never heard of these before but I think it looks great, it's so exciting experimenting with new things and I think you've done a wonderful job, REALLY like your use of colour in this one!!! Oh and your office wall is lovely!!! How wonderful that you can hang your work in your office!!! I bet you get lots of people asking you about them!

Jasmine said...

I think her flaws make her look more beautiful. Love the ska theme going on there.

Jo said...

I think her little imperfection makes her perfect. As a child I had a friend with a "birthmark" on her face. This piece reminds me of her, and I find it very dear. Thank you for that.

luthien said...

actually if you didn't tell me ... i wouldn't have noticed anything!! well to be fair i still dun see the "flaws" you are talking about! the art looks superb to me and did you mention background?? that looks totally gorgeous ... reminds me of batik prints!! i need some alcohol inks too ... can't wait for them to arrive in the craft store!! to be used for polymer clay :))

Jennifer said...

I use alcohol inks sometimes and didn't realize you couldn't cover them up at all! lol I guess they really do demand to be seen. :) The piece looks great though... and you wall at work... inspiring!!

Micki said...

I agree you really must take Mysteles class if she does another one. I have taken many online classes before, but none have taught me the things Mystele has :)

I actually like your painting as it is, we all have flaws and sometimes it's good to show them!

Micki x

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thank you!!Nicola, this is my home office so nobody really sees them, but I did find out something exciting yesterday at my WORK office! My boss is hooking up cable as in Cable TV. Yes! He's mounting a tv on the wall :)

Jo, while painting this it really reminded me of a birthmark too!

Thanks again ladies♥

Mundo Mundaca said...

Some mistake there is been or it fails... I don't see anything... for me this perfect one.
your wall with their pictures all together ones side by side are pure inspiration... thank you for showing.

PBsArtStudio said...

I Love it! I think it adds character! I love the wall too with all your art work!

Renee said...

And how interesting it turned out.

Love it.

I love the wall in the office and the paintings look awesome.

Love Renee xoxo

Jessie said...

This is beautiful Darla! The colours just sing out :D x

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

I agree with's the 'imperfections' that tend to "make" a wonderful piece of art! I love your piece...and your wall!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a terrific wall. Your artistry is amazing! Thanks for stopping by to wish my son a Happy kind!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Did you get any snow?

priti.lisa said...

Personally, Darla, I love it! I try to do this on purpose...I have those inks, too, not sure why either, Lol.
XoX, Lisa

risa said...

I just have to tell you as I was just randomly searching Etsy I found this piece and went to look at it...I was "drawn" to her, imperfections and all...then I realized it was one of your pieces! This is one of my favorites...very nice!

Utah Grammie said...

I love your office wall ! And I love "no bubble bursting"! Perfect. And the alcohol inks bleed through is perfect for Halloween!

Mana Moon Studios said...

Honestly I can't see any flaws in her at all, she's beautiful just the way she is!! Oh and what a wall to envy - all that gorgeous artwork on one wall, wow!! You know one of your originals is definitely on my holiday wish list!!♥

Serena said...

I quite like the colour on her face, works beautifully with all the other colours too. Lovely work!

As to covering it up, for future reference only, you could try 2 - 3 coats of Jo Sonja All Purpose Sealer OR Jo Sonja Tannin Sealer which stops natural wood stain seeping through painted surfaces.