Abstract Art

Today I have made three cards with abstract designs that I have done using different mediums. The only thing all three have in common, is they all have sentiments only.

The card above is a Clean and Simple design, where I have used distress oxide inks and a blending brush to make lines in three different colours. The lines of ink, done using a straight piece of thin card, serve as a backdrop for the sentiment, and with the design nothing further is needed.
Using the thin card piece, I brushed the ink outward along the line, then finished with a circular motion to soften the inks.

The sentiment is stamped using Memento Ink in Jet Black, giving a crisp clean look.
My second card is done using Copic markers in pastel colours for the circles. I started with the darker of the colours around the edges and finished with the lighter of colours in the centre.

A few were overlapped for interest.
For depth I made a Copic marker mat border and attached the Circle piece to the mat using foam tape. I then glued the pieces to my card base, which is Neenah card. I stamped the sentiment using Memento Ink.

When using my Copics, I use Hammermill 100# cardstock, which blends beautifully with the Copics. The markers work beautifully on this smooth silky card, which allows the inks to soak in without feathering.
And, my last card for today, which has been done on Arches cold press watercolour paper using Daniel Smith watercolours.

I am a strong believer in artist grade paper and the reason is simple. It makes me look like I know how to paint. Seriously, because it works so easily with watercolour, one does not have to work so hard when painting.
And, the beautiful paints from Daniel Smith work for you too, not against you. I firmly believe in buying the best you can afford in paper, watercolours and brushes. You will never be dissappointed.

Above I added colours from my palette that I thought would play well together to make this piece of abstract art. While still wet I splattered with colours, which allowed the colours to expand for further interest. 

In finished I splattered with white watercolour and spritzed with a mixture of Confetti Perfect Pearls and water, giving that shimmer look.

I hope you have enjoyed today's cards. I certainly enjoyed making them.

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xoxo, Kia