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    Wednesday
    Nov032010

    Neocolor Squares

    11x15" cardboard backing to watercolor pad, neocolor IIs

    Looking for experimenters willing to throw caution to the wind. Get a piece of cardboard (or paper), draw thick neocolor squares all over, overlapping. {Please create a background of your own, of course!} Use neocolor IIs (the water soluble type). Pick one of the options below, leave a comment to officially OWN that option.

    Add collage. The experimenter was Sam who did a funky collage.

    Paint with a layer of white gesso. The experimenter was Sophie of Miss KoolAid who did the gorgeous neos + gesso.

    Spray with a fine water mister, let it soak in.  I did this experiment. After spraying I didn't see much change, so I let it dry and misted again (and again). The colors look more intense but not much change. I added a tiny bit of ephemera.

    A few weeks later, in an alphabetical stamping mood, I stamped with white gesso:

    finished art journal page, 11x15" cardboard backing to watercolor pad, acrylic, neocolor IIs

    Reader Comments (8)

    I'll be painting over it with gesso. But it won't be on cardboard, it will be in one of my journals.

    11.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissKoolAid

    Sophie, Thank you for being the first to take on an experiment! I have a feeling the layer of gesso on top of neocolors could be quite awesome, with the neos blending with the gesso and peeking through!

    Tammy

    11.3.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

    Fun! I'll add collage to mine.

    11.4.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

    Sam, Thanks, I think collage will look cool with a background of vivid neos.

    Tammy

    11.4.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

    I posted my before and after photos on Flickr (in the Daisy Yellow Prompts pool.) I used the gesso straight from the bottle. Next time, I think I'll dilute it a bit.
    This was fun!
    Sophei

    11.4.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissKoolAid

    Sophie, I LOVE the background you created. You must have more strength than I do, because my arm was exhausted just coloring the neos lightly in squares. This would make a gorgeous background.

    Tammy

    11.4.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

    Ooh, I JUST did something like this the other day with Crayolas...I'll have to bust out my Neos! I love the way you can let your mind wander (or press just a teensy bit harder when relieving some pent-up frustration!).

    PS I, too, love Sophie's dreamy gesso-covered neos!

    11.4.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

    I just posted my pics on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/sampler1000/ and added them to the pool.
    I am thinking about the type of paper that works best for the Neocolours. I kind of prefer the effect you get with smoother paper .... anyone have any preferences?

    11.5.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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