Sunday, May 10, 2009

A New Mandala & Some Great New Acrylic Inks

By now many of you must know what an incurable art supply junkie I am! I buy art supplies rather than clothes, food or household objects. I love being surrounded by art supplies - which, of course, includes those supplies related to quilting, felting and knitting as well as to painting and drawing!

I found these fabulous new acrylic inks made by Liquitex and, of course, I had to have the whole range of 30 available colors. I sold some pens to be able to buy the inks - so as not to upset my inner exchequer! I am happy to say that it was a good exchange too. These inks are rich - saturated colors. They work really well with dip pens - and, of course, brushes. The color range is quite complete and the metallic colors are truly beautiful! I searched for the best prices and found that my usual purveyor of choice (DickBlick) had the best pricing for these inks. Here is the link to Liquitex - see what they say about their new inks. Joggles, one of my favorite craft and class suppliers is also now selling them - go here to see what they have. Liquitex says that you can use these inks on fabric - although I have not yet tried them for that. Maybe today I will though. I think that they would heat set some but am not sure that they would hold up to much washing. Then again - I really need to test their washability I guess!
A new Mandala piece I just finished - it's 9". I have been drawn to very earthy colors lately -I find them to be very calming - helps me get more centered. Hummm Is that really possible ??!

The metallics are rich and vibrant.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

The mandala is wonderful. The inks look yummy. I agree art supplies are the most important thing. In our moves they were the things I kept.

sandra wyman said...

Love the mandala - know what you mean about art supplies: the sound GOOD!

imquilternity said...

Your mandala is truly beautiful and I love those earthy colors too! I wouldn't even know where to begin to draw something so intricate and detailed.

The photos of the inks are great too. I love good photos, no matter what the subject! The ink bottles are little pieces of art, aren't they?

Happy Mother's Day!

Deb said...

I'll bet you've used Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor - my fav way back in the day of art school. I see, though, that your new inks are waterproof, an advantage for sure.

Terri said...

Gawd I hate it when someone shows off a new product! Tee Hee! I've been playing with inks lately too, but mine are India inks. Love your earthy mandala.

judy coates perez said...

keep me posted on how they work on fabric, those look really cool!

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