Intro: this challenge has been going off great so far. I have managed to get an emoji scenery tile done for each day of the first week!
Issues: I had a feeling that the canvas I had originally picked was going to cause me problems...and it did! The pack of artist tiles that I had set aside for this challenge is 300gsm regular print paper and watercolor does not work too great on them. I only created Day 01 on this paper before tossing it aside... I ended up switching back to what I am most used to - cold pressed watercolor paper. Which actually worked wonders! The original tiles were 3.5"x3.5" and I created a frame around the tiles so that I had a 3"x3" surface to paint on.
What I created: When I switched over to cold pressed watercolor paper I used scraps that I get when I cut a 9"x12" paper into ATCs. The scraps are great because I can cut them perfectly into 1.5"x1.5" tiles (also called betwinchies as the size in between inchies and twinchies). These would be considered as mini artist tiles as well but I think artists are more familiar with the term betwinchies when looking at those measurements. I stuck to my theme, and plan to for the rest of the month. I used my normal tools of watercolor paints, watercolor pencils, Stadler liners, white gel pen, distress ink, and Prismacolor markers.
I almost felt like switching over to acrylic paints but at the last second decided against it as I do not get use multiple mediums when I work with acrylic paint.
Final thoughts: for those that are interested - don't forget that this is laid back with no strict guidelines or deadlines! So just jump in and out when you have time!
Congratulations on those of us doing this challenge (mainly on Instagram) and for surviving week one!!!
I used to be a digital artist but switched back to traditional art as I feel more connected with the art I create this way. Currently, I create art whenever I can for art trades and commissions. I have worked with clay (earth clay to modern forms like Polymer, Sculpey, even Air Dry clay) along with watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, pastels, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, India ink, Chinese Colors, wires, felt fabric, yarn, weaving, basket making, and the list goes on and on. I am currently working on exploring nail art, make-up, dress making, scrapbooking, and small canvas art.
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