Thursday, January 03, 2008


Spring and Summer ACEO Trees Finished! ~ Yea I finished up the series of 4 seasons ACEOs and got them in the mail today! I had gone to Michaels yesterday and stocked up on some new Golden brand paints...feeling like a kid in a candy shop! I bought some iridescent pearl and it actually contains finely ground mica. I used it to paint the ribbons around the spring trees (pink ones) and it's so pretty how the light makes it reflective! I've been wanting to give the interference acrylics a try too.

10 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I have seen the iridescent pearl close up on a friends painting and it is really beautiful. Having it on the ribbon around the tree adds just that special touch, lovely.

Janvangogh said...

The interference paints get their "color" by how the angles of the particles are cut -- ie, like a prism -- not a pigment. They show up best over a darker color.

Kris Cahill said...

Hi Lynette,
I come to you by way of Jafabrit's blog. Your ACEO's are beautiful! I love your colors, and the trees are just lovely. Much success to you with these.

I also love working with Golden, and I've been using interference colors for years. You can mix regular pigments with them to create subtle gorgeous colors, or just as a glaze over other colors.

Lynette said...

Thanks so much Corinne! I've been using it in another larger painting too...that stuff looks magical!
Hey Janet, thanks so much...I wasn't sure what interference paints were, but I saw some paintings with it and loved the way they look! I am definitely going to have to try some...yum more light reflective paints!!
Hi Kris, wow thank you so much for the nice comments and tips on using the interference paints...and I'm so glad you came to visit! My plan next week is to go back to Michaels for some more paint supplies!

Angela said...

Wonderfully done!!! Outstanding works and you did display them so nicely!*HUGS*

Lynette said...

Thanks so much Angela!!

Kim said...

These are wonderful Lynette! I also have use the inference paints for a little while now. I am still surprised by them as they are so dependent on their surroundings. Like you, I love Golden paints and was just given a pot of the pearl...you are so inspiring me to bring it out! Thanks.

Cynthia said...

They look terrific, Lynette! Your work already sparkled, but I bet the iridescent paints adds even more magic to your work!

WILSONART said...

More sparkle and shine tools for
the Glisten Girl!
Woo-Hoo,,,go Lynnie!

Lynette said...

Thanks Kim and have fun painting! I am going to have to get some of the interference colors!
Aww, thank so much Cyn!
Hey Babs, thank you! I get carried away with the glitter and pearls, hehe!