X. X! X? Well we all knew it had to happen. X. Who knew there would be so few usable words in my dictionary!! I very nearly went for Xenon (colourless, odourless gas), but a bit difficult to depict. Opted finally for xanthochroism - a condition in certain animals (esp goldfish) in which all skin pigments other than yellow and orange disappear. Recently treated myself to a whole bunch of Pebeo fantasy paints, and thought of a carp, a koi carp.
It may not be normal to immediately think of fish, but I have had a strange life...
Anyway. I cut my Centura pearl to the standard size, with a slight overhang. I masked off the edges of the shiny side, and stamped bubbles. Bravely, I drew freehand the koi, using transparent glitter relief paste. Gotta have glitter, right!? This is meant to retain the paint, but note to self, build the retaining walls higher next time.
I stirred the paints (all the magic gunky stuff settles at the bottom), and dripped in orange and yellow. I also outlined a couple of the bubbles in paste, and dripped in silver paints, and set it aside to dry (and flow slightly over one edge...).
When I removed the masking tape, I drew a freehand deckle edge with a lovely glittery sakura pen.
As the paste dried, I noticed that it drew up some of the Distress Ink into itself, which I guess, being water based, is to be expected.
I have taken a couple of close ups of the bubbles, to try and show the glorious effect you get with these paints. Think Cloisonné, but without the wires. Just amazing!
Hope you like!
Paint and Ink
Pebeo Fantasy: Prisme - Ash Blue, Buttercup, Tangerine Moon - Veil of Smoke, Apricot
Pebeo Cerne Relief: Imitation Lead
Marabu Relief Paste: Transparent silver glitter
Darkroom Door: Circles DDBS036
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Bling and Stuff
Sakura Gelly Roll pen: Indigo sparkle