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BeaSue

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on: September 10, 2019, 08:27:00 PM
So I've completed the Christmas card. Good news/bad news. When seen in person in a good light, everything sparkles, including the strings holding the ornaments, on which I used a glitter pen. I like these Paul Rubens luminescent watercolor paints.

BUT, aside from the shininess of the blue ornament, the colored snowflakes here look flat and dull when photographed. So, although I'm pleased with the overall design, I'm thinking I'd prefer to do a traditional watercolor painting for this year's Christmas card.

--Susan

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Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 08:32:28 PM
Looks good. I love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 08:33:40 PM
This looks pretty good to me :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 08:58:29 PM
it looks fab :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

You won't get the sparkle on a photo. You will need to paint the sparkles on for the effect.


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Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 09:19:20 PM
Thanks, guys.

Nolan, how do I paint sparkles on, without having them look like freckles?  :2funny:
--Susan

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Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 01:29:37 AM
Maybe you could use the Christmas card from someone special.   It does look very good, but I understand that it must be more stunning if one can see the sparkles.  I guess not all can be capture in photo and then printed for distribution.

I admire you for planning so well ahead.  Every year I think I will do a calendar and my New Year wishes ahead of time... every year I cut corner and do it as a last minute panic.


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Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 04:39:14 AM
Love as photographed Susan...sure it looking amazing  in real!
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Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 10:28:33 AM
Still love this card.   :smitten:
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Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 09:53:12 PM
you would add the little flashes that you see when the glitter sparkles like can be seen here:



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Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 04:01:12 AM
Susan, I like the card as it is! The Paul Rubens colours do show a strong colouring and on the photo I can see a difference to normal watercolours! If you implement  the glitter effect which Nolan has suggested, prints of the card will surely look great. Can you paint the glitter effect with Paul Rubens in white or silver colour?
What are your thoughts to this?
Actually, I would love to try these colours, too. Just too busy at present. 
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Reply #10 on: September 12, 2019, 12:24:41 PM
Thank you so much, Nolan! I will practice this technique on another piece of the black paper until I am confident I can get it right.

Gita, your comments have been so encouraging and helpful.  :thankyou: Because the Paul Rubens paints are watercolor, it would be difficult to paint light over dark. What I’m thinking of doing is first painting the glitter with white gauche. Then, when that dries, glazing those speckles with some of the Paul Rubens colors.

I do love all this experimenting!
--Susan

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Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 08:40:36 PM
looking forward to seeing the next experiment results :heeha:


BeaSue

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Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 01:31:49 AM
Well...my glitter practice did, indeed, look like freckles! So I just did a little bit of shading on the colored snowflakes and will leave it there. This will be my Christmas card for 2019.

Next week I’ll be returning to the monastery for an individual retreat week, and will bring my paints with me to do another one of Susan’s Squares. This week I’d like to do some more acrylic pouring.  I’m still trying to get those elusive cells in my painting.
--Susan

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Reply #13 on: September 17, 2019, 09:41:43 PM
enjoy the retreat :flowers:

We look forward to seeing your new artworks :heeha: