February 2nd, 2014 H2OBaby
I’ve been meaning to start a smash/junk/creative journal but I don’t know where to begin exactly. It looks intimidating for me, not to mention a little expensive hobby based on the materials that I see others use. Haha. Anyway, I thought to myself that I should at least know how to make the backgrounds and make use of whatever resources I have on-hand, I am a self-confessed hoarder, after all. Haha! So, I watched videos on YouTube and saw one where the artist used her homemade acrylic spray. That one, I gave a try…
Materials I used are a spritzer bottle or what I call atomizer, tubes of acrylic paint, water and beads.
I tried the green color first. I just squeezed some in the bottle, added a little white and yellow to make it lighter and lime-ish. I also placed a bead inside the bottle to make mixing a little easier, just make sure that the bead is bigger than the tube hole so it won’t get clogged. Just keep on shaking until the paint is thoroughly dissolved in the water. I saw some tutorials which also add alcohol. I really don’t know what’s the difference and thought I’d try one without alcohol first and it seems fine to me. Here are some sample sprays I did on tracing paper (left) and eggshell paper (right).
Here’s a close-up look at the tracing paper.
It looks really pretty! It did crumple the paper a bit but I like it, especially if I touch it and feel the texture.
The atomizer or spritzer bottle I got from the weekend market where I live for P10 a piece. Really very cheap! I bought 5 pieces and will be buy more when I get back next week. I also need to buy more acrylic paint. The one I have is the 6-piece set and that already includes the black and white. I need more color variations.