Today is a day for experimentation! I will be attending an event in October (details to come) and I wanted to create some little plant paintings to take with me. This little cactus seemed like the perfect subject to experiment with some new materials I purchased. Ranger Ink posted on their instagram a while ago about their new Mixed Media Powders. I don’t use powders, embossing or otherwise, often but the mix looked like it gave a really cool effect.
Next, I using my parallel pen to add some darks. I love this pen. I use it a lot. Jenny Doh introduced me to it in a class I took with her a year ago at Art and Soul, Portland. After adding watercolor to the image, I used a Perfect Medai Bullet pen that I purchased with the powders to prep where the powders would stick. Results below! I think the powder is pretty cool. I like the contrast between the shiny powder and the matte watercolor. A success, I think.
I would like to add that I purchased these materials on my own and am not affiliated with, supported or paid by RangerInk. I am an independent artist who thought the materials were cool and wanted to share them with you.