Inktense inquiries

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Once again, I found myself drawn to the Inktense blocks when I had a few non-work hours on Sunday. πŸ™‚


I really enjoyed creating this little collage with an underlayer of (I think – from the palette) cadmium yellow watercolor. Next layer was a scrap of plain white tissue paper from the wrapping supply box, then on with the Inktense blocks in a rainbow of colors. It was sooo much fun.

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Yes, while I was painting happily, the Orioles were losing, but they played well, so it was all good. Better luck for them (and me) tomorrow!

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I hope you all enjoy your beautiful Spring week, and I’ll catch ya on Tuesday. Thanks (as always) for visiting!

21 thoughts on “Inktense inquiries

    1. Thanks! I was going for the 3-D effect, and I liked the bonus bleed through and shadow effects when I scrunched the tissue after it dried. I could’ve left it alone, but it was a bit too drab dry and I felt it needed something. In the end it would up looking like a bird’s nest. Or possibly, the Easter Bunny’s. lol.

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    1. Thanks, Ann! You inspire me back! I love your stuff! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I’m getting ready to go downstairs and create some more! Love the colors of those blocks! They are so vibrant and alive, like spring!

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      1. You’re welcome. Several of my teachers have warned us about that. Apparently they are dye-based and not-pigment based and that is part of the problem. I am told that depending on light conditions they can fade rather quickly. I am hoping that won’t be the case for you. You are very welcome.

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        1. I did some research and it looks like the purples, pinks and reds, I think. I could have that wrong, checked in the am, lol, but purples were def an issue. Maybe what I’ll do is use the fading hues as an underlayer, and get acrylics or pastel crayons on top. I think you’re right, it’s the dye that’s the problem.


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