Thursday, March 11, 2010

Painting ...

Painting was fun, but came with a few lessons, of course! Overall, I'm happy with the papers when I look at them in isolated groups. In the photo, all those disparate colors just don't work together.

I would have been happier if I had stuck with just one color palette for all 12 sheets of paper. Having this many paint colors out and going at once was just too messy and inefficient. This is, I'm sure, an amateur level mistake. :)

I'm also wonder about what I'm going to be doing with these. I'll probably find out that none of these colors work for the upcoming projects and that I was supposed to plan better. Maybe I'll go re-read the book tonight. Now I'm sure my amateurity (new word) is showing ... I wonder if I'll get kicked out of the group? Seriously, it seems that most of these women can do this (with excellence!) in their sleep.

The next step involves solvent ink. That stuff doesn't wash off. I can just envision my lovely French manicure turning into a "Gothic black" look. Maybe I need to buy some gloves! Whatever, I'm having fun!


  1. I am here to inform you that you are now officially kicked out of the group. Of course, you know I'm kidding.

    I'll be inspecting your nails on Sunday. Now you know why my fingers are often black and other colors as well, if you've noticed.

    All kidding aside, I really love your papers. You'll be tearing them up and using bits and pieces for your future projects. If you look at the upcoming projects and realize you would prefer colors on those that you do not have in these papers, you could make a few more with those colors.

  2. I loved this post! Your honesty and humor are great - what WONDERFUL pages you have done, and I think you'll find that you will love having such wonderful color options as well. Looking forward to more, Kristin xo
    Twinkle, Twinkle

  3. Anita!!!! lol, these are awesome papers. Have you looked at mine? same stuff. if you don't like the colors - when it comes time there is always gesso to give a wash and then put another layers. I saw Shannon's and she has tons of layers of colors. We should have a painting night sometime!!!!
    Missed you guys at GB the other night :)
    I like your blog background.