A few weeks ago, while working on the Genesis painting, I was “tweeting” my Work In Progress photos out on The Twitter. Â @DarcyW had commented how much she liked a particular background, so I thought I would do a show about how that background was done. Â It was a gorgeous day, so I broadcast from outstide. You can see that recording by clicking Here!
The technique is very simple and effective. Â Once you have sealed your page, hit it with some light mists of precious metal spray paints. Â In this cat example, I used gold. Â Just a light mist then let it dry completely. Then I take acrylic paints mixed with water in spray bottles and lightly spray them. Â I allow each color to dry completely before adding another layer. Â The result is a beaded color effect with the sheen of the metallic paint showing through. Â The cat is an ongoing gag at The Artistic Biker Live! Â Someone ALWAYS says “DRAW A CAT” in chat.
I had some technical difficulties at my day job this week, so there was no show! Measures are being taken to ensure that doesn’t happen again, even if I have to have a guest host. Â Wonder if I could get Jay Leno…
Anyway, you can watch the cat video at Teh YouTube, or in the embedded player below: