Monday, 4 February 2008

Poppy Lamp

Another productive day, and a nice little surprise to boot. I've been using alcohol inks recently on several types of glass, but hadn't got round to trying these paints yet on frosted glass. So, up rolled the sleeves, down went the paint, and look what happened! I am really impressed with the finish- it is just like a watercolour effect, only shinier. There was some degree of difficulty however, keeping the colour from spreading in any given direction. Not a good idea for detailed art, but a nice, loose flowing design works beautifully, I think. Any comments gratefully received, especially if anyone knows of a protective 'varnish' I can use that won't lift or wrinkle the paint. I'll be staging Heston Blumenthal-like experiments otherwise!

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