Hit the Art shops today, got a beautiful kolinsky sable brush kit. Ahhh, happiness. They were really cheap too, I quickly went to the counter and asked if they were wrongly priced, but nope, they were on sale as a kit.
I had enough left in the budget to buy 6 tubes of Talen gouache to test *G* I like AS but some of their colours seem a little out of whack [ red is a bright pink] and they had defective tube caps which they were a bit rude about when I rang to get replacement caps. They already knew but hadn't passed the info onto the shops but expected them to just replace them.
Anyway, the reason I went was because I am road testing gouache and gilding on wet media acetate and Durar-lar. I've read a lot of the Colour Pencil Artists are using this and apparently it holds ink and watercolour. So, i'm going to see if it works. I prefer a smooth support, the smoother the better.
I like experimenting LOL I have an unformed idea in my head about using totally modern materials to reproduce some illuminated manuscripts. Using modern materials will bring down the cost substantially as vellum is really expensive.
I'll do some as Art Card size, so if you like one when I put them up, email me and I'll send it to you. First in, best dressed :-)
Tomorrow I am off into the city in my quest to get the matte version as today I could only get the clear version of the wet media acetate.
Other stuff has been percolating along nicely.
Hubby bought me a Nightwish tshirt and a new handbag, wonder what he's done wrong? LOL Nah, it's cos I had a bit of a meltdown with all the
adult kids crap piled up higgeldy piggeldy furniture and personal belongings we are storing. I am not a mountain goat.
I start with a new physio tomorrow, he's done some research on PA and how it damages the joints, so fingers crossed.
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Readin' - everyone's blogs :-)