My visit with mom and my aunt was lovely, and now it's time to get back to some sort of routine...or at least what passes for routine in our crazy world.
While poking around at Barnes & Noble earlier today, I found a set of brush pens that begged to be bought for $12.95. (Surely you've had a similar experience.) The plan was to use them for coloring in a coloring book, quickly and without really bothering with shading...just putting down bright, happy colors. Coloring books, for me, are waaaay more relaxing if I don't fret about shading.
The colors turned out to be even better than I'd hoped! They won't blend well at all for me (I tried, just to be thorough, but more experienced colorers might meet with greater success). While the flat color will serve its purpose well in a coloring book, I wondered if it would look good on a card.
These fabulously warm shades of red, orange, and gold glow off the white paper. Adding a bunch of bling helped to liven up the flat, bold color with the shiny illusion of movement.
So glad to have experimented!
Have you tried any new product lately? How did it work for you?
stamps: Altenew Botanical Garden, Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts
ink: Archival black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Brilliant Brush markers, rhinestones, craft foam, glue