She Just Kept on Knitting :: Watercolor & Fluid Acrylics Tutorial DIY
One of the greatest things I learned from Pam during her recent workshop is that you can mix watercolors with fluid acrylics to get very cool shades of color. It was one of those aha moments to see Pam mix mediums in this manner. And you know what? Neither the watercolor police nor the acrylic police showed up to give us a citation! So there.
So check it out. Here's a bit of phthalo blue watercolor mixed with titan buff fluid acrylics, and a brush loaded with plain old water. The more water, the more watery and lighter it gets. The effect is like none other. I just love the milky and chalky way it turns out.
So this is the blue I've been adding lately to my Voices series and other random pages ... like this one.
It's a page inspired by a dream I had where I found myself in the company of famous knitters who wouldn't give me the time of day until they saw that I could knit circles around them. And that's when they all wanted to get chummy with me. Rather than telling them to ... er ... um ... "go fly a kite," I just kept on knitting.
PS: Sorry if I've offended anyone with the f-bomb. I think this is the first time I've used it here. Truth be told ... it's a regular part of my vocabulary. Sorry to disappoint anyone. It's just who I am. So there.