One Last Project


I had one last project for this week. Twinkling H2O’s. I got a bunch of new colors for my birthday and was just itching to try them out! I started by spritzing some water into the tubs to get the colors primed and ready.

I used an 8″ x 10″ piece of watercolor paper and wet the entire surface really well. Then I used my twinkling H2O’s to lay down various colors with a brush. To get some pops of color, I dropped spots of color in random places.

As I let the colors start bleeding, I started to see some feathering.

Not as much bleeding and mixing as I wanted, so I sprayed a layer of water across the entire page. This caused the intensity of the colors to soften.

As I let the paper sit for a few minutes, the colors started spreading out more, overlapping, blending and merging.

To get the color pushing a little more, I spritzed this with some rubbing alcohol. As soon as it hit the colors, I started getting more spread patterns, more color, and more variation.

The alcohol kept the colors spreading and fanning out.

I love the intensity of the colors and the way they bleed together. Starting to pick up a little sparkle in this photo.

More detail of a different area.

And more. That right-hand corner didn’t get hit with the rubbing alcohol and those colors blended in a different way.

It was a productive day. This is a shot of some of the supplies I used overall. Add in the twinkling H2O’s, sharpies, a couple more tile and it was a good day! Now to decide what to do with all my projects!

The Creator's Leaf

10 thoughts on “One Last Project

  1. It's quite amazing how differently the various products behave – I have lots of H20s & am itching to see what I can do with those once I have some time to play about.Paula (PEP)

  2. Oh, this is what I LOVE!! Playing with color! These are wonderfully rich and vibrant! I can hardly wait to see what you do with them. 🙂

    • me, too, rita! i never know what i'm going to do with it once i'm finished, but i enjoy the journey getting there 🙂

  3. This looks like fun, I have the twinkling H20's and have never used them. Time to take them out. Do you spray the alcohol? I tried that recently and didn't see much results, perhaps I needed more water?

    • diane – make sure your paper is good and wet when you start – i literally had water standing in places – lay your color down, and yes, i put rubbing alcohol in a Ranger mister bottle (you can see it in that last picture – blue – 3rd item from the left, sitting in front of the salt – and spray it where you want it. have fun! let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

  4. how sweet are jars with pearl colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wait to see what zentangle drawing on them

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