Friday, November 15, 2013

Neocolor II - First Attempt

I visited the Art House today.  The Art House belongs to my friend, Ann and she graciously allows me to come and play with all of her goodies.  I raided the stamps today and found so many wonderful images. She also had a wonderful set of Neocolor II watercolor crayons. I've never used the Neocolor II so I decided I needed collage images that I could paint.

The Neocolor IIs are very vibrant and a little goes a long way. It took me a while to get the hang of them.  I have very little water color experience so this page was an experiment for me.  This page reminded of how much I've grown in the last year.  I began this page with the thought... if I really screw this up... I can just gesso over it.  A year ago that thought would not have been acceptable.  I probably wouldn't have worked in a favorite journal for fear of messing it up.  Today... my thought was... it's an experiment.  I'll learn something if I attempt it and I won't learn anything if I don't.  I started this page at 11:30 am and worked on it until 5 pm.  The time flew by for me.  It was fun and I learned a lot about watercolor crayons.  My favorite parts of this piece are the two wooden ruler on either side and the quote.  I think the quote framed in the cheese cloth weave really turned out well.

The stamps were made by Cornish Heritage Farm, Club Stamp, Stamper's Anonymous, Stampington, Hampton Art Stamps and Art Impressions.  The black ink is made by Pallet.

Link to:  Paint Party Friday, Art Everyday Month, Artist's Play Room


  1. gorgeous spread!! You did such a great job using the Neocolors-and I LOVE the rulers along the sides-well done!

  2. This is so colorful and pleasing to the eye! I love your philosophy on trying something new. (You can't learn anything if you don't try, and anyway, there's always gesso!) But this is beautiful, definitely a keeper!

  3. I love Neocolors. Great job on your pages.

  4. Life is so messy anyway. I used to be worried about messing things up to, now I just move through and go forward. Your work with the neocolors is great -- they are bright and they help keep you loose. Great pages.

  5. Gorgeous pages...good for you having fun and producing such grand eye candy!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Oh my word Boo - this is gorgeous and the colors are grand. I think I need some of those crayons!!!! I worked all day on an envelope album which I ended up throwing away. Live and learn!

  7. I haven't worked with my stamps in a long time. I love the colors and how you created the pic. Blessings, Janet PPF