Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing an art journal page featuring Twinkling H2O’s. I love these brilliant pots of shimmery watercolour and have had some in my collection since they were first released onto the Australian market – cost me an absolute fortune back then, thank goodness they are accessible and at a reasonable price now!
Do you like to use quotes in your art work? As you have probably guessed by now, I frequently feature words, quotes and type of some style in my art. Somehow it just finishes the project and is often the inspiration for direction when I have no idea what to do. I came across this anonymous quote and felt it matched the hope that butterflies and dragonflies inspire in us all.
To create my journaling I printed my quote using the Travelling Typewriter font. You can find it at DaFont.
Twinkling H2O’s can be a little tricky to use but once you have the consistency right you will use them on many different projects. To start them off, remove all the caps and spritz each of the jars lightly – then leave them be for 5 – 10 mins to liquefy. Don’t hurry them! It’s ok if just the top of the pot goes liquid. Add a little extra water if needed, you are aiming for a thick, shimmery soup consistency – the kind you might stand your spoon up in.
A word of warning – don’t use your favourite, expensive watercolour brushes with Twinkling H2O’s! You might find you get some untoward shimmer in your next project. Also, leave them open in a protected place to thoroughly dry before replacing the caps. Not allowing them to return to a solid cake can lead to the lids sticking like glue. Yes, I’ve done this right in the beginning! Thank goodness we can now buy colours separately:)
Watch the video here:
- Strathmore Visual Journal – Mixed Media 5.5 x 8
- Dylusions Ink Spray – Lemon Zest, Bubblegum Pink & Squeezed Orange
- Liquitex Matt Gel Medium
- Artistcellar Stencil – Romans
- Artistcellar Stencil – Dragonfly
- Artistcellar Stencil – Tamara Laporte Butterfly Wings
- Distress Inks – Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry & Ripe Persimmon
- Twinkling H2O’s – various colours for butterflies/dragonflies
- Copic Multiliner – Black, 0.3mm
I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this page. If you use Twinkling H2O’s in a project, I’d love to see a picture. Upload it to the LuLu Art & Friends Facebook page or leave a comment on my blog, www.purplesalt.net