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Comment by Nelson Failing on August 31, 2013 at 6:33pm

WOW!!! Im loving this already....I love drawing the feet and shoes....something bout dem shoes/slippers

Comment by Nelson Failing on August 31, 2013 at 6:34pm

Haha....that jus gave me an inspiration....zen ballet slippers....hmmmmm.....should I or shouldnt I....let me think about it....LOL

Comment by Maria Lalala on September 1, 2013 at 12:13am

Than You! nelson youre funny.. but i'm glad my art gives u inspiration to  do more of your creative stufff!

Thank You Larry... I'm trying!

Comment by Nelson Failing on September 1, 2013 at 2:58am

I'll find inspiration anyplace I can Maria....LOL....done with my inspiration piece....check it out....thx for the inspiration....

Comment by Jo Flockton on September 2, 2013 at 11:52pm
I'm curious about how you did your background colour. I saw Nelson's piece that was inspired by this and started a piece of my own, this is the first time I looked at yours and I'm loving that background colour and texture.
Comment by Maria Lalala on September 3, 2013 at 12:22am

Hi Jo! its really easy just get small spray bottles (i use the ones for perfume refill bottles) get your old coloring pens or markers and acrylics(your choice metallic or plain, metallics are awesome they look like shimmer mist) and alcohohol and water, so here's the procedure... 

first fill one bottle with 3/4 water and 1 squeeze acrylic or even less depends on how strong u want the color to be... shake and you are ready to go use that bottle... then get another bottlefill with 3/4 alcohol then with your old markers you need to get the sponge like tubes inside,  and cut them open careful not to squeeze too much or the ink will flow out....put it inside the spray bottle with alcohol and let the colors/inks  spread out.. u can squeeze it with the end of your brush to make the ink mix faster with the alcohol or just wait.. when the sponge like tubes are all white/clear means all the inks are gone and you can remove them... put the sprayer on and you're ready to do your background... 

first use the acrylic coz water does not evaporate fast spray a few don't worry if the paper is a bit wet...that's ok... :) then get the other bottle filled with alcohol inks now... and spray.. since alcohol is volatile it evaporates fast making it dry fast... dont use the blow dryer just yet coz you might like the design it will create with normal drying.. just be patient... :)

Comment by Pat on September 3, 2013 at 12:29am

Good info Maria, thanks,,I'll have to try that.

Comment by Maria Lalala on September 3, 2013 at 12:31am

go for it ms pat!!! its super fun to do!! just spray spray!! LOL

Comment by Jo Flockton on September 3, 2013 at 12:32am
That's really amazing! Thanks for all the info! I did something similar this weekend with Brusho crystals dissolved in little spray bottles and used it to colour the background before I added more crystals to the wet paper. See Sophie's First Birthday in my artwork for the finished result. That's a great way to use the colour left in a marker once the nib is no longer useful!
Comment by Maria Lalala on September 3, 2013 at 12:32am

use different colors!!! :) hee hee

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