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Have you seen the video for Maria’s new tangle AuraKnot? The Diva challenged us to use it and has a link on her blog. I saw it Saturday night and have been going wild for this tangle. I won’t bore you with my first dozen or so attempts, but I thought you might like my latest.
Yes, this is the same piece! I used Lumiere paints and it is remarkable how different they look when the light changes. I wish you could see it in person because the iridescence is amazing.
Last week I did a piece using metallic gel pens on this same paper for a dear friends’ 50th wedding anniversary. I had so much fun that I did it again.
As soon as I did the two AuraKnots, they just screamed, “We’re sea stars,” so I made them a nautilus friend. I wanted the nautilus to be iridescent, so I finally had a reason to crack open the Lumieres.
I mixed Pearl Violet, Pearl Blue, and Metallic Olive paints on the shell and blended them with a bit of Pearl White. The golden star is done with Metallic Bronze and Super Copper, and the other one is done using Pearl White and a mixture of Pearl White and Metallic Olive. I also “shaded” with a turquoise prismacolor pencil and added some highlights with my white Gelly Roll Pen. It is so sparkly!
Wishing you a sparkly day also.
PS – If you want to try these paints yourself, you can find them on Amazon for less than I paid at an art store that was going out of business. Go figure. (This is an affiliate link, but I won’t be insulted if you don’t use it.)