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Creating Shimmer and Sparkle colors | Alcohol inks and Watercolors | Shell Painting

Kellie Chasse, Artist/Instructor ✅ 16+ Years

Creating Shimmer and Sparkle colors | Alcohol inks and Watercolors | Shell Painting

Kellie Chasse, Artist/Instructor ✅ 16+ Years

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18 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Introduction Alcohol Ink Shell with Shimmer

    • 2. Dye vs Pigment

    • 3. How to create a shimmer with Alcohol inks

    • 4. Alcohol ink more colors and sealing

    • 5. Watercolor Ink on Yupo and Watercolor Papers

    • 6. Adding Pigments to Watercolors on Watercolor Paper 2

    • 7. Bombay Inks & Waterbrush Pen

    • 8. More Options with Dry Pigments

    • 9. Tips

    • 10. Tracing Quick Tip

    • 11. Using Masking Fluid

    • 12. Adding Ink and Shimmer

    • 13. Begin the Background

    • 14. Adding a Dry Shimmer

    • 15. Finishing with some Zen Doodle work

    • 16. What is a Mood Board

    • 17. How to create a Mood Board

    • 18. Project time Skillshare

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About This Class

Hi my Artsy Peeps and WELCOME to the SHIMMER CLASS!

Today I would love to show you how you can create your own Iridescent Shimmer Sparkle Paints with your Mediums! This class is for beginners and up. 

Let's Explore pigments and dyes to create some lovely shimmers and sparkle in your alcohol ink and watercolors. Get your supplies ready ... and let's start having fun creating a few colors and the shell scene together!


In the Course we will Cover:

  1. Dye's vs Pigments

  2. How to create Shimmering colors with alcohol inks and watercolors.

  3. How to use a Water-brush pen to create shimmery letters that you can use for your wedding, bridal, or shower invites!

  4. Then we will cover a full shell painting project using alcohol ink and shimmer.

  5. As a bonus, I've added two more printable PDF's of the shell for you to play with (Find them under the Project/Resource Section). 

  6. Finally, we will talk a little bit about creating a Mood board and I'll walk you through my process on how I create a simple mood board. 

  • Now, let's get ready to have some fun, relax, and create!

Your Art Coach and online Cheerleader,


A Simple Living, Full Time Artist, and Instructor from Maine

*Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer or your doctor before using.

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1. Introduction Alcohol Ink Shell with Shimmer: Hi, everyone. It's Kelly. Hear from Kelly chassis. Fine Art. Your online instructor today I'm gonna show you how to create your own shimmer inks. So stick around cos Air coming out with these shimmer anc's with all these beautiful iridescence in them. And I'm gonna show you today Hi can create your own. So, for skills, what you'll need really just have that creative bone in your body. Do you like to try new things? Do you like to experiment? Then? This is probably the course for you because I love to experiment and you'll see a lot of my experiments on my YouTube channel. Just a few colors. You can carry a whole array of different colors and shimmers. Using this technique will cover the shimmer with alcohol, inks a watercolor and will even talk a little bit about resin. And we're gonna create this project. So let's get ready to play practice and explore. We'll see you in class. Why were these intro so hard? Todo you can add it to water color. You have it to your resin. You could add it to your bath water. I should invest in some hair spray 2. Dye vs Pigment: Hi there. Welcome to the class. I want to talk a little bit about the differences between dyes and pigments. Now the dies it will be using in class of the alcohol inks. The pigments that we will be using will be the jacquard powder pigments, loss abusing watercolor. And we're gonna be trying out just a few things so you can see how these things work together. So let's quickly talk about the differences between guys and pigments. What our guys, What are they used for? How are they different than pigments? Originally, it came from materials like Berries, insects that would crush them up. And they would use that to stain. Now they're making these things chemically. And not all of it is from natural resource is So, for example, some die examples would be sharpies or dies. Co pick Penn Spectrum, nor markers, micron markers, ballpoint pens and, of course, my favorites, which are alcohol inks. And most guys are not stable and light, which means that they can fade over time Now. This is not to say that pigments can't fade. Either they do some. Some are more susceptible than others. But that's why museums will keep their lights on very low. Guys usually are more translucent, and some guys will not dissolve in water or liquids. Alcohol. Things like that. Therefore, you can get some really unexpected results with, UM, Now let's talk about pigments and what they are, what those air used for so traditionally. Originally, pigments were also made from natural substances like dirt Earth, and usually they wouldn't dissolve in liquids, but they, when they dried, they would leave this grainy or texture in them. So, for example, um, black was made from soot from oil lamps back in the day, and talk was also used to make white. So today pigment examples would be like paint pans or acrylic markers, India ink, liquid text, acrylic ink and, of course, what I'm using to make my shimmer inks from the jacquard powder pigments. Those are all pigments and pigments or more opaque, and the light bounces off of them. And therefore pigments are a little bit better when it comes to light Fastness. So because that light's bouncing off, it's gonna retain that color a lot longer. So let's talk about results. My thought on result is test and try out different things because depending on the chemical compounds of each dye and pigment and what you're using that in Beit Water Being Alcohol Inc Linseed oil. I mean, there's so many different variables that your pigments or your dies may not dissolve in the water. Some might be waterproof, some are not waterproof. Some will wash off some don't and then to make things really confusing. Sometimes a pigment can be, but the particular color, what they make it from may not dissolve. So even within those colors, you can have some different results in the same brand. So it's really important that you try what you're going to be doing in a test piece before you actually use it for your project. So, for example, I've got the powder pigment here. I'm gonna have a little bit of alcohol to this to see if, indeed this pigment is going to dissolve in there and you can see is I Portis. And I do get some of the pink because this is just pure alcohol in with this pigment. But you can see where it does color it slightly, but once this is dry, you definitely can see where the pigments are. And that's that grainy texture that we talked about before. So always tests. It's a big thing at many of these materials nowadays. Air nontoxic. But just make sure that you're following the directions for your products that you're using . Keep in mind that the better pigments will cost more. The lower quality pigments or die coded are usually less expensive, and that will usually tell you if they don't tell you Actually what's in there than usually it's die based. So if it doesn't say light fast, it's a dye base. Let's get ready to make some shimmer. ANC's will be using the Alcohol Inc first, along with the Jakarta powdered pigments. 3. How to create a shimmer with Alcohol inks: Hey there. Welcome to the class. I'm excited to show you how to create some alcohol inks with shimmer with just using the basic alcohol inks. Now, you have different brands out there. I know there's this is Breece. They also have pinata angst. A card inks, um, guilty inks. There's a lot of different brands of ink, so you can pretty much do this with any of them. So Oh, my key is using the inks along with my jacquard powdered pigment. It's so the powder pigments come in the pearl s. If you have Michael powders things like that that can work with this, and it's going to stick to that alcoholic service to create that shine. So we're gonna start off just by using some small scraps of you bow paper. Now, this is the shiny soft surface, so if you don't have that you can use glossy white tiles. You can use photo paper. There's lots of different options for you. Dural are trying to think of some of the other brands lots of different brands, but basically ending with the smooth, shiny surface alcohol inks will work on so you can test it first. So I have done a just the Basic Alcohol Inc. Just the plain cholera. Let that dry. And then I want to show you here the powder pigments. If you're not familiar with the jacquard powder pigments, they come in a variety of gorgeous colors using the blue. But you can see all of these gorgeous colors that they haven't hear. Some have a little bit more of an iridescent than a few of the other colors. And some of my favorite ones to use are the interference colors. And they have them over white. And they have, like, this beautiful, glossy pinks and luminous green really pretty shades. Now on you put paper by themselves. If you just push him on, you can see it stains. You put paper a little bit. It doesn't have a whole lot of shimmering here. Very, very faint, but you can still see it now. If I add alcohol to this, the alcohol inks drop it right on top. You see, those will disperse beautifully on there. Looks like a high now, so maybe we could make a great I. That's a whole other project, though, isn't it? But you could see some of the iridescent shining through from the underneath. Now this is probably the most lackluster way of doing. It doesn't show up a lot, so you just want a very hint of that sheen. You can do it this way, but again, it's very, very light. So let's try it again, or we're going to use that same color sky in a drop it right on my paper. And now I'm going to dip my brush into the powder pigment and go directly to the inks and move those around. You could also do this and a paint palette as well, if you want, but I'm just going to show you right here on the paper. And the reason I do this because the Alcohol Inc has a tendency to derive very quickly. If you've use alcohol inks before you know that air fans heat, it's gonna dries really quick. So that's why I find just working right on the directly on the paper works well, or you just keep adding the alcohol or isopropyl 91% alcohol to your paint palette, where you can create the colors that way as well. So you can see here. I've got a little bit of texture. My alcohol is absorbing or dissipating now, so it just leaves me with that gorgeous shine underneath. Look at that and that Pretty So it does have a little bit texture again. The more pigment that you use, the more texture that's going to come out of that. So let's go ahead. Now this is the one that's a dry, but go ahead and grab myself just a nice soft brush, and we're gonna actually just dip. This little brushes is almost dry. Um, give it a few more minutes here and we fan out a little bit, so even get that to dry more now. It's very humid here today, so humidity will make a factor in how fast things dry fans, your air quality or air in your house. Make sure you're doing this following all the proper safety precautions while you're working with alcohol inks. If you have good ventilation. So all I did was just take that brush, fill it up with some of that powder and just brush it right on top. Now, this isn't going to stick very well, Teoh the regular you po papers. You can brush that usually right out, but it will leave a little bit of a shimmer under there. So that's concerning to you. Um, you know, you might want to keep that in mind that whatever you wherever you put this, you might have a little bit of that shimmer on there. But you can usually wipe it off. You can take a Q tip and just wipe that off. But just be just congressman, you can see I have a little bit of a shine there, but look at how pretty that is. And this is my favorite way of doing it. Gives it an all over shimmer all over glow. So this is something you could take If you've gotta alcohol in pain that you've done in the past, you really weren't happy with You could just throw some shimmer on top of you Might like it even better. You can see you have our If I take my finger and brush that across the top, it does lose some of that luster. So we have basically the three here. This is the one has got more texture and lots of shimmer and shine. This one we have, which is my favorite on top. It's got a beautiful shine. And on the 1st 1 Waas just using it on top or underneath the pigments. So next we're gonna try Alcohol Inc with some more color and some blending solution, and we're also gonna talk about how to seal it. 4. Alcohol ink more colors and sealing: So now that we've seen how the alcohol inks work with the pigments, let's go ahead and try a few other options here. This is the Alcohol Inc blending solution, and you can actually just put blending solution down. And it's basically clear, and you can add the pigments to this as well. So let's just show you here. I've got a little bit of blending so shin down on here, and I could take that powder pigment and just mix it right in with a blending solution. So whatever color I'm using for the powder pigments, I can use it and blend it out onto the U Po paper this way again, you can see his government a texture because that powder pigment with the alcohol blending solution again is a little bit thicker. It gives a little bit more texture because he again beautiful shimmer, so it gives you great texture. This way you can see my lines or my strokes with my brush with that, and it disperses the excess pigments to the sides of lots of texture. Really cool effects with that, and let's go ahead and try some of the blush now, using a different color, but we're gonna have that blue to it. So we should be able to make a nice lavender or purple shaded using those two colors together so I can. You can create your own mixture of colors this way if I want to use the blush just using a white pearlescent so that would work as well. But you can make different shades of different colors, so you're not stuck, like I said, with just the regular shimmer colors that they have. All of those are absolutely beautiful. But this just gives you a little bit more options. You could make any color you want, and I would recommend If you're not familiar with a color wheel, grab yourself a color wheel. Learn all of the different mixtures. You know how you could make purple hiking make different shades or deeper shades. If I continue to add some of this deeper blue to this, you can see it's more similar to that 1st 1 but it still has up that little bit of a a purple tint to it. So grab yourself a color wheel, get yourself a piece of paper and start practicing and making some of your own colors, and you can find some great color combos this way, things that they may not offer in some of the Alcohol Inc shades, especially with shimmer colors. So great thing to try out on your own. So let's go ahead and try this with a little bit of this. Iridescent color is more of a purple hue to it, with a white less of the green here that we had before. If I mix these two in, it barely changes that, but it's gonna give it just a little little hint of shimmer. And again, the more that you add to this, the more the color may change, especially some of the darker shades and again you can get really fix. You don't wanna overdo it. You can see I have a little texture in here, so I want to add a maybe a little bit more of the alcohol inks. Or, if you like the texture, it's a great way to create that texture. And if you bring your brush back and forth in scratch, it you can make a lot of a different different textures in your alcohol ings by doing this . So I just took that brush and dry brush it on top. You can see a beautiful shimmer that it's got here, but you'll get it really close. Have got a lot of markings in there in a lot of texture. So I have to hear that I have just done straight alcohol and let those dry. And this is the one that we did with a little bit of texture on it. You can see, um, the big difference between the two with with shimmer without the shimmer here and this is another option you could do is just a dry brush this directly on top of your alcohol inks. And this is probably one of my favorite ways to get a more smooth look. Rather, that texture looks. If you just want that really pretty iridescent, you could take a painting that you've already completed and just put a shimmer right on top of the entire piece because using alcohol ings, you do want to seal it, and powder pigments will come off with your finger or by touch. So your best to seal that in and you can see her sprayed those and seal these and now they are ready to go. I'm not gonna have to worry about any of those colors coming off again. This is just a little recap of what we've done. These air now completely dry. This was along with the pink and we add It'll blue to it. It's absolutely beautiful. This was the original one with the blue with just the blending solution. Here we have were recreated just the overlaying you could see where I wiped it off first on one side, and that was prior to sealing. And then this is one has a little bit more of the texture. It's a little bit more the pigment in there and some of the brushstrokes. So go ahead and give those a try. And I would love to see some of your results. You could tag me on Instagram for those 5. Watercolor Ink on Yupo and Watercolor Papers: so I don't after familiar with water color inks. But Barry's also make the Inca version like they do alcohol inks. And I want to show you what that is going to do, mixing those with the iridescent and we're gonna first try this on U boat paper and this is the finished results. You can see it's absolutely gorgeous. So I've cut that. You put paper into the smaller size once again and the inks look very similar. You really need to pay attention to the labels on these, But these air water based not alcohol base that's the big difference. So you can see that because their water based, they're just sitting on top of that. You pull paper, they're not sinking in like they dio with the alcohol inks. So I'm gonna take my brush, and we're just going to spread this out a little bit. And I have a glass of water I'm going to use instead of alcohol to spread this out. And you can see what a beautiful shade of purple this is just blending that in. And then we're gonna try a little bit of the balloon iridescent and I want you to see how this is different than the alcohol inks you can see immediately that disperses very nicely in the water. It's really blending quite well, and you don't get a lot of those streaks like you do when you're adding it with the alcohol inks, because alcohol inks will dry so quickly. So this allows you to spend a little bit more time with your with your your water based inks versus the alcohol inks, and you could see that beautiful iridescent here We're trying a different color. This is little bit more of a purple hue and the pearl essence There. The powder pigments that I'm using by Jacquard come in so many different colors. So it's really fun to play with to see what you're going to get for all these different color combos so you can see how beautifully this works on the U boat paper. Now, this will take more time to dry than normal, and this is our finished results want. This is completely dry, so it's very organic looking. I love the way this looks, so we're gonna try that same water color ink on a watercolor paper. You can't do this with regular alcohol inks because the alcohol inks will just be absorbed by the watercolor paper, however, the watercolor ankle sit on top because it's water based, not alcohol based. So again, it's going to be a little bit different pending on what paper that you use. This one has a little bit more texture than some other watercolor papers, So take a look at your paper, see what is going to do, practice your different colors. And again, you can see how gorgeous this works on the watercolor paper, very similar to what it did with the U Po paper. But this one's going to dry just a little bit quicker than it dries on the U PO paper so you can see how fun this is. Toe. Add these powder pigments to different mediums. It's just a way to create that shimmer in some regular colors, a beautiful way to add a little bit of interest into your painting. You could use a little. You can use a lot, and you can use it wherever you want, so give it a go. Go ahead and try some different color combos and see what you can come up with. You can create own brand new color wheel using the shimmer ANC's with all of these 6. Adding Pigments to Watercolors on Watercolor Paper 2: I hope you guys have fun with this. We're gonna move on to water colors with watercolor paper now and see what that's going to do with the powder pigments and you can see again. We have some gorgeous colors that come from this. You can see here my water. I have a little bit of the powdered pigment in the water and it's making that beautiful, swirling color and they just want to shade to start water on the paper and just adding those patter payments directly to our water. The minute rinse that I didn't rinse that really well enough, So it's not true to the color. But again, you could see that you still have those powder pigments, and when that water evaporates is going to leave that powder pigment on your paper. So you're still gonna have that Tintin that listen and shimmer on your paper? I'm gonna add some watercolors to this. I'm using my little Windsor Newton kit and again I'm gonna add smooth that you're destined blue powder right on top of it. And it's going to just deep in that you can see in the water. It worked very similar as it did with the watercolor ANC's. It just really is very smooth in the water and blends really nicely. It's the same color. And this time I'm gonna use that Iridescent white was dark in that shade up just a little bit more rinsing my brush. I'm obviously gonna probably pick up some of that blue powder anyway. But still, you get the idea. What is gonna look like can just having a little bit of that shimmer. This one almost gives it like an opalescent look. So you'll also hear them called jacquard pearl X pigments. And the powder pigments, they say, are non toxic. They're basically a Michael patters. What they are, and that could be mixed with all kinds of things. A prolix is another medium. You can use it with gels. Um, you can add it to any kind of binding agent, even glue things like that. But it's supposed to create more of a shimmer metallic type, surface and color. Um, and they can also be sprinkled Ali glitter for, like polymer clay and things like that. So they're color fast, they're stable and they're nontoxic. So are really fun to work with. Experiment and see what different things you come up with? Because, like I said, different brands will do different things and add different chemicals. And you never know what your experience is going to be. So again test things out. This one. We're gonna try a little bit of yellow with the same balloon you can see. I got a nice little ah shade. Almost green is blue and yellow. Makes green. Never do it with the white. This white has more of a pink. I think it's a pink tint to it or blue. I'm not sure which one I have here, but they have a bunch of different ones. Some have a little bit of green, some of pink, and some have blue. So there's three different colors of the white, but it gives it that beautiful opalescent look. Look at the beautiful sheen that that has. I love it. I can't wait for you guys to try. This is so much fun. This was just the water you can see just left the pigments on the paper. And once that water dried, you could just again. It's totally different. Each one of these is very different results, but beautiful, so you can use thes in different ways in your projects. 7. Bombay Inks & Waterbrush Pen: So we're gonna make some Bombay Shimmer Inc this time. This is Doc Martens. Bombay inks India ink and this is violets. We're also going to use the jacquard gold sparkle powder pigments with this one as well. So I want you to know another fun option that you can do using these inks. I have a water brush pen and I filled the water brush pen. Do about 3/4 the way full with water, and then I'm going to do a few drops of the Violet India ink in the water brush. Now, I am not the best. Lederer. This is one thing that I need to work on. Have never been a good writer, but I love to be able to use my water brush pens to write. Ah, you know, if I'm doing just a few words, so I'm gonna show you what I like to do. So I've dropped a few of those drops of the the Bombay Inc in there, and I'm going to put a little bit of the jacquard powder pigments mixed in with this One way I have a scooper, but it just doesn't work. Quite a zwelling to get into these smaller places. So I just use a piece of small piece of bubo paper. I'm gonna grab that. We're gonna just put a little bit of the powder pigment on the paper, and then I'm going to curl that up, and we're going to let level that right up near the tip here and just pour some of this powder pigment right in two. Our pen and I managed to do that without a spill, if you could imagine. So once you have that gold in there, you don't want to shake that. Be careful. You're You're shaking. This, uh, you've got the top on. Really? Well, sometimes these can leak out, so just keep that in mind wherever you are shaking hands. Just be careful. So give it a very light shake just to mix up a little bit of that pigment and some of the powdered pigments in there. Once you've done that, you can begin to letter with your brush pen, someone to start out just by creating some dots. I'm using watercolor paper for this one, and you can see again. It just sits right on top of that paper. It's not really soaking and yet, So it does take a little bit for it to dry. I didn't want to mention if you want to do a darker shade of the color that you're using, it's just like with watercolor. The more water that you have in your pen and less Inc you have the lighter that shade is going to be. If you want something richer and little bit deeper with your colors, you're gonna want to put in a little bit more of India ink and even the powder pigment if you want a little bit more sheen or shine in there. So it's really hard to see right now. This is his wet, but we'll give this a few seconds to drive. I'm just going to write out love. And again, I said before, I'm not perfect at lettering. It gives you an idea, and it gives it that really sweet homemade charm. If you're going to do this on cards dog or if you want to do an envelope, things like that so really fun to Dio and I'm going to show you here, I'm gonna could scrape a few more dots. Just you can see the word love down below has already dried. Once I get this done, I just want to show you a close up. You could also squeeze it and make a little bit larger dots on here. And here's a close up of the Dodge. You could see that they do take some time to dry. The love has already drives. You could see that gorgeous. Just a very light sheen of the sparkles from our powder pigment, this one still bit wet here again. It will land a little heavier in some places, then and others. But once it drive is just super pretty. It's almost like doing a I've done in the past, like the embossing powders and things like that. But you do want to probably spray. It was some type of varnish so that it doesn't come off. Otherwise it's not. It's not permanent. Now the inks underneath. Once they dry, they will be permanent. So here you can see I'm actually just using that same brush pan on a paper envelope. This is a natural colored envelope, and you could see what a beautiful little sheen that this creates on here. What did you want to shoot in the evening? because it does have a little bit more sheen under on the evening light. Look at that. Isn't that pretty? If you're having ah, wedding or something that you want to do some hand hand written notes, something like that. It does a really nice job with the natural glow during the day as well as that beautiful lighting at night. So now I'm just working on a piece of a regular printer paper and again this works on this , too. It is not too wet. It does have a little bit of witness, but once again, once this tries, you can see here. What a beautiful sparkle out that leaves. And again, this is in the evening light here. Isn't that pretty? And again, it was really inexpensive. And you can add that sparkle as long as you have some type of powdered pigment or mica powder or something that's going to give it that sparkle. So I do want to show you really quickly. We talked a little bit about die versus pigment, and you can see here that when I re wet this ink, if it's not fully dry, you can see where some of it was still wet and that is still moving. It does leave. The powder pigment is still floating around as well, but any place it's dry, it tends to stay a little bit better. Now this is on the textured paper, and if a look over here on the other side, if we do it on our envelope, you could see it re wet. This and that's not moving. This is completely dry. So that's once that set it set in there, and it's not going to go anywhere now. The gold may, because that is sitting on top, so sometimes that can reactivate. But the Bombay Inc sets. So I did this one with the word dream on it, and this is done with the Bombay inks on you po paper this time. And I want to show you here of wet this with a spritzer of water and you can see again that the inks are dry and they're pretty much staying with her at. But that gold is moving a little bit still, So you would want to use some varnish to seal that before you do anything with that war. You know, it could technically could wipe off But if you're not concerned about that, it's a card or something like that and you're not worried about it. That's fine. We can see it's still stay in place in some areas and you'll notice it once it's dry. It did tend to move down on that paper a little bit so you can see a little bit of the sparkle in the other areas now. So I'm gonna show you here. Just gonna take my finger and rub it across this as well. So you can see that once this is set that is not moving, and this is all wet. And I also want to remind you to make sure that you do clean out your water brush pens once you're done, because the bomb banks remember can stain, and you don't want to leave those in there for too long. They're really in the any other way to be able to create your own Jimmer ANC's and again working differently with different chemicals and materials and testing out that because you just never know sometimes what these things will do when they're combined. 8. More Options with Dry Pigments: so a few more options that you can do with these pigments. They hurt just so versatile. It's amazing. So you can see here of my water, and you can see all that beautiful swirl of color in here. These air, the pigments just floating around in that water. You could just dump this on something and create something gorgeous from just with your with your water left over. So if you have an older watercolor painting that you aren't 100% happy with, maybe just didn't quite do it for you, you want at a little bit more possess to it. Grab your powder pigments and go ahead and put a coating of your powder pigments on top, so this is almost like using in his glitter. But it's a very fine powder, and you can see how you could really make a difference for a painting that maybe wasn't your favorite to begin with. So I'm adding the iridescent has got a little bit of that purple hue to it, and I'm just taking that dry brush and just brushing it directly on top of the flower. So against another fun way to to utilize thes if you have your older paintings that you're not happy with. Just tap off the excess and you can see what a gorgeous shine this has on here. Now I am going to spray this with the came are burnish. You could see here if I take my finger and move it across the top as we demoed earlier, it does come off on your finger, so you'll want it. Give that a slight spray and cover that up. Now, you would want to do this, Obviously, outside. I'm doing this really quickly here just to show you what it's going to look like. But you can use that came or varnish on watercolor or some other type of varnish for your watercolors, and that will seal that in there. And it will no longer rub off on your hand so you can see what a gorgeous sheen that that gives it point pretty, huh? I love the iridescence. So another thing that you can use these with our with your resonance. So this is an example of our resin class that we did, and this full class is available here. I'll leave the link down below and see that real soft. A little bit of gold in there that was dry brushed on here. I was actually mixing it into the resin to pour into our jewelry pieces so you can see again the iridescent color that's in our jewelry. So you content your resident with this and it does an absolutely gorgeous job. So if you're interested in the jewelry resin course, I'll add that information for you as well. The symbol Extra sparkle in there. Another everything I want to talk to you about that you can use. I'm channeling my Jane mon teeth here. She has a wonderful class. It teaches you how to do her many mods, and this is something very similar. She does her rock paintings, but what I did was I added that iridescent powder pigment. You can see the blue here on top of the resin. So again, just some extra sparkle in there so you can see that gorgeous sheen that this has on here. This is on the wooden cradle board. I painted the wood with a black acrylic and then what I did was a mixed a small amount of that You're destined pigment in a container, clear resin just a little bit. And then we pour that on top of the clear base coat that we had done first. And you do have to do that while it's still wet. So just basically moves right in there flows right along with the other resin. Really simple. Easy to do. These are just some leftover painting pieces that I had scouted around from alcohol inks. A great way to use some leftover pieces coming up. Next, we're gonna be doing a project with a shell using some of the techniques that we just discussed. 9. Tips: I just want to show you what I like to do. I have a Tim Holder, Arranger Alcohol Inc paint palette that I use with my shimmering. So I have a couple different paint palettes, and I've just added the pigments to these, and you can see that they can reactivate very nicely. Most of the colors will react right now. Remember, you do have some trial and error with any alcohol ink in your pigments because depending on that, what again, what they make them from Some pigments or some colors will work a little bit better than others. But the gold here is that this is what I have. Ah, added to all of these colors is just the gold powder pigment, and you can see that it's very easily reactivated with the inks and the pigment will drives . You do need to add a little bit of alcohol or more of the alcohol ink, too, your paint palette just to get that reactivated. You see, this one's quite dry. My brush has a little bit of the alcohol ink on it now, but if I mix that in there, you can see I still can pick up some of that color. It's very faint, and you can see where the dry pigment has basically attached itself to the bottom of the tray, so you might need toe rework some of these to really get them toe activate again again. It's just a really nice way for you. Can you can have these colors handy and ready to go in your paint palettes when you want to work with. Um, you also want to keep in mind that if you're using the 91% isopropyl alcohol, it will tend to lighten your alcohol. Inks will make him a little bit lighter than their normal, vibrant pigments, and another thing to keep in mind is the mix it IBS. Mix it IBS do not work the same as a regular alcohol inks, because once the mixer tips dry, they actually have an additive to that. So when they dry and your paint palette, they usually do not reactivate. So if you're mixing a little bit of the white fixative or the gold makes it ibs, things like that with your powder pigment, you may find that it does not reactivate by adding, I said purple alcohol to them once they are dry Susie of the green beautiful color with a black and the gold. And I mix and match a lot of these all the time and a really fun time with them, and you can also clean them out with just using the 91% isopropyl alcohol as well. Again, you can make yourself some little color charts. Some people will take a chart like this and just label all of the colors that they've used . You can see here as it starts to dry. You can see that gorgeous golden All of these colors is that little bit of pigment in there and a little bit of shine. Now I do want to mention you do not need a lot of this pigment mixed with your alcoholic, so it's really, um, very little of the powder pigment to get this lovely iridescent sheen in your in your paint palettes or your colors. The more pigment that you add to this, the thicker it could become, and it becomes a little bit more chalky, and it's very it's more difficult to paint with. The other thing to mention is that once yours is dry, and if you want to do a top coat of that powder pigment on there, just make sure that your alcohol inks underneath are completely sat and completely driving for you. Add that air doesn't powder on the top. Otherwise that becomes sticky. And again it wants to bind with the alcohol inks. You could see you here. Beautiful sheen. With these, the Senate had a little bit more than what I would normally use. But the more the more pigment you add, two of the more dry pigment you use, the more texture in there and the thicker that's going to be come. So again, very little pigment, more alcohol. 10. Tracing Quick Tip: so I thought I would share a quick tracing tip for you. Now, many of you already know this. But just if you are brand new toe art and you may not have traced things before, this is just a very inexpensive way to be able to transfer that image onto your you po paper. So I have my image here. I'm going to give you the pdf for this so you can print this out, tape it directly to your window, and then all you need to do is cut out the U PO paper to fit to that size. Or make sure that's large enough. The area that you want to do on a U boat was actually thin enough repentance. See this right directly through a nice, bright, light filled window. So I have to do is hold it up. Now, a lot of times, if it's ah, very detailed painting, I will take the U PO paper directly onto the window is while so it doesn't move. But this one's a fairly quick one, and all you need to do to transfer the image onto U boat paper is just hold it up there and trace that image right on there. It's just a really simple, fast way to be able to get an image correct. And to be able to get it onto your you po paper without having to take all that time to draw something correctly. This was if you just practicing, this is great too. If you have dogs or something where people something has to be very specific and you don't have the time to draw your image out. And you want to just quickly do something very easy way to do this. Now I do recommend that you attempt to draw these things. Freehand it on. Lee makes you a better drawer. So if you're comfortable drawing already and you don't want to take that challenge, this is just a real quick way to transfer that image onto you. Put paper. Now, When I did, this image actually created the image first of off with my procreate app. And then I sized it up to the size that I wanted. And you can also trace directly from me your ipads. If you have ipads or iPhones, you want to just do a small image most the time that you put paper that is bright enough where you can directly trace that onto your you po paper as well. Now, if you were doing watercolor or something like that, really easy way do. If that paper is too thick and you don't see that light through there, go ahead and traced your image as I'm doing here with a pencil. And then all you need to do is just take that image and flip the paper over, and then take a pencil or carbon and just go over the entire back of the area of your paper and fill that all in with pencil, making sure that you get at least everywhere around the image. So it's it's fully covered. And then once you've done that, all you need to do is just flip that paper over, and you've made yourself basically a transfer sheet and then add that on top of any paper that you want to do is I have you both paper here. You can also do this with water color, lay that on top and then just continue to take a pen or another pencil and just lightly trays, pushing enough pressure on there so that carbon or that pencil graphite pencil on the back is actually going on to your sheet of paper and then flip that over. Take it off and you have your image ready to go. So will be going ahead and taking our next step, which is going to be adding some masking fluid using my special tool. 11. Using Masking Fluid : Now, for the next step, I'm going to be using some art masking fluid. I'm using Windsor Newton and I'll be using a calligraphy pen for this on. This is a simple way. A really simple way to make straight lines using your masking fluid. And the metal on this cleans up really easy. The key is making sure that you rinse it right after you're finished. You want to keep that fairly wet, as you were tracing in this entire area and this little kid I purchased off of Amazon and you can if you get the kit, they have a bunch of different size Nibs with this one. I have a video up on YouTube where I utilizes as well as I'm actually use this for the crystal class. Um, so I'm just gonna go through and go over this entire area that we just traced using the masking fluid, and this is gonna create a nice barrier between the alcohol inks. So we're gonna leave this white space for now and then it just makes it easier for doing the background as well as the colors that will be using. But if you wanted to do this with many different colors. The masking fluid will separate all of these little areas really nicely, so they don't blend into one another. When you can see that you can. If you have hold it sideways because it's a calligraphy pan, you can get some really fine lines. Or, if you go more straight across, you get that wider line. Like I said this, I found that this to be one of my very favorite tools to use. You could also use inks with this, too. And, ah, you know, if you have regular water based inks, it would really well with this is. Well, you could dip it in and do more of ah, no drawing with it rather than just let it ring. So you see, this one has just a little bit of a yellow tone to it, which is nice because you can see it on the white paper. They do have some. It's bright. Orange is, well, the the masking fluid that I use. The Windsor Newton has always done a very good job for me. It's one of my favorite types to use. I know there are many other brands out there, and you know some folks have had really good luck with, so the ones that are in the squeeze bottles, but again, just really easy to use with the clicker feet pen for me, and then I make sure that I clean my cap out because this is what happens if you don't, you can get, and if you leave your cap off, this will happen. You'll get it all gummed up, so really important to make sure you don't have your cap on for off for very long and that you clean it really well before you place it back on there. So ever sprints out with water as well as my calligraphy pen. So it's all clean, and if you get any extra gummy in there, you just can pull that right off. Really simple to Dio. So we have that all dry now. I waited for about 15 minutes. You could also hit it with a blow dryer if you want, but it will should be more like a gum, a gummy feel rubbery feel. If you touch it, it should not be wiping off at this point. 12. Adding Ink and Shimmer: using a brief alcohol inks. This time I'll be using the colors peach and slate to start off with a lighter shade using the peach. Now you can use obviously any colors that you want for this. I'm trying to go for a more natural looking shell, and we're gonna be doing something really fancy with that iridescent. So it really gives you two different ways to look at this now. I also have a water brush pen, and I love to use this. I fill it with alcohol, 91% alcohol, and you could really thin out those inks to make them super light by adding the alcohol to them. It's just an easy way to paint on the alcohol inks that, but it just blends out a little bit easier. You can also use blending solution there. If you wanted to, um, or you could just use a brush. Either way is going to be fine. This just makes a little bit lighter, so I like to use it. There's gonna fill of this rate in and all of those areas and how I'm going. This looks really cool like this to even would like the dot So if you want to make this more abstract looking, that would be beautiful to has who Just go with whatever direction that you're feeling. That's the great thing about painting. Doesn't have to look just like this one. I think I see that Just about every class that I teach you don't have to be exactly like this one. So you have got a lot of different variations of color and they're already So here comes the fun part. I'm just gonna dip my brush or right directly into my powdered jack hard pigment. Now this is Pigment number 6 87 It's called True Blue. It looks more like a gorgeous shade of purple and you really can't see it this direction. So you wait until I've added this on here. We're gonna flip this up and you're going to see how gorgeous this is from here, it almost looks like it's a little brown. It's mixing those two colors together. And honestly, I might have had a little bit of color pigment on my brush, and I forgot to clean it off before I started. But that's okay to this gives its, um, darker values in here I do have a little bit of that pattern that has gone off onto my paper, but I want to feel we're gonna fill in the background of this is well, so I'm not worried about that. Do you have a little piece of something in their moving up, out of the way So you can see I just keep dipping my brush that alcohol will pick that powdered pigment right up, so it holds it right on the end of my brush. That's a little wet, so I have a little bit more control as two words going to go using that alcohol. You could also use a barrage, just a regular paintbrush doing the same thing. Just make sure that you've got a little bit of alcohol on there, so it's going to stick to it, and you have a little bit more control as to where you gonna put that? It looks like it has more texture or lines in the shell. This way you'll see the difference when we add the powder pigment over our background, and it's just we'll do a little bit differently, and I'll show you the the two different ways. So you can see the difference. So this gives some great texture. Look at that's not beautiful when you hold it up the lie and you get that little shimmer. So it looks really cool, cause when you're looking at it straight on, you don't see that. But when you come to the side are lifted upper tilted down you get. 13. Begin the Background: So now I have just added a little bit of the slate. Some drops around route to the background here really quickly and have added the same peach . So I'm using the same colors that I used in the shell. I just happen to have them handy. It's a different color combo for May. I was trying to go like I said, something more earthy tones, natural sand. Ah, and it's a little bit darker than what I initially thought. But, you know, it's again part of the fun exploring trying different things out and seeing what you come up with so you can see her. I'm using my brush, and I'm just moving some of those colors around. They still have the alcohol in the brush, and I like to be ableto try not to mix it too much because I don't want to lose all that beautiful peach, those lights and darks in there. So I'm doing the circular motion trying to move really the darker color around a little bit now. This is all really wet, and you could see if things start to dry. I get more of that, um, the movement in here and if I add more color to it. You can see how much more enlightened and it gets a little bit more muddied. So what I try to do, usually for my backgrounds, is try A lengthy inks do their own blending without having to move them too much. And you get that beautiful pattern in there, that real natural pattern. So another fun thing to do is to take a tissue or not issued a bounty, something with a little texture to it. And if you take that and just little lift, dab and lift, you get some really neat looking patterns in there. Now, a lot of it being on how wet your paper is. You could see at the top top left hand corner. It's a little bit more prominent and down below. My things were a little bit more wet, so it just gave that really pretty muted. Look to it. But my favorite spot is right up there by that curl or that did that beautiful bloom in there so you could always add a little bit more more tissue really play with it here. But what I'm gonna do next is I'm going to add some of that powder pigment now, which is number 6 72 which is called interference green. It looks like it's more a white, but it actually has a beautiful iridescent green to it. And I'm just going to go over just a few of those areas toe highlight over the purple that we had done before again just creating a little bit more texture in here, a little bit of variation of color and still using the alcohol. So the wet it a little bit, and I have a little bit more control as to where it's gonna go a little thicker and you can blend in some of those other colors. You could see where some of that sleep has gone up into some of those areas, and using that alcohol, it's on the brush along with that iridescent powder. I can move that around still and get that to blend a little bit more. - You see, I use my brush mourn that curved motion, the same direction that the shell would be going 14. Adding a Dry Shimmer : so I think that's good. And now I'm going to take a brush. This is just a dry brush, and I'm dipping it into that same green. Now this background is completely dry. This is the other way of doing this. So rather than a wet brush with my alcohol to create texture, this is just going to give it a very soft sheen over all of the alcohol inks that we've laid down. Now, many of you may have noticed a lot of alcohol inks that are coming out with some of the shimmer or iridescent colors inside the alcoholics. And I've been working with the jacquard pigments for a long time. Thes worked at Justus well, in my opinion, and it gives you even more of an opportunity to do your own thing at it to any colors you want. Use whatever colors you want, Um, and it gives you a lot more freedom than some of those inks do with shimmer in them. So I say that this is super fun to do, and trying out different color combos are a great way to explore this. Try different things, try it with the wet try dry and um, just play with them, and then let's go ahead and have a little bit. Ah, this coppery shade. This is call actually called Super bronze number 664 And this one is beautiful, too. We just want a little bit of that in there. I like to pick up a little bit of that peachy color and the coppery colors that are in there. Things we have, the greens and the purples. It's totally different. It's so funny because it looks eso more natural. It's a little bit darker, but then when you turn it and you'll see it here in a second to see this beautiful iridescent, and then you could just tap off the excess powder that you have on here and then check this out. Look at that gorgeous sheen on there. Isn't that beautiful? 15. Finishing with some Zen Doodle work: So now I'm just gonna take my finger and I'm going to lift off the masking fluid. This is completely dry, and you can see what a crisp, clean, white edge that you get with that now, with the powdered inks some of you might be asking, What do you do with that? You know, you conceal it just like you would your regular alcohol inks when you do the spray varnish on top of that, or you could do resin on top of it, and that's going to seal that powdered in there, and it really does down the you put paper quite nicely. I mean, if you were to take your finger and really rub on it, you could rub some of that powdered off, but it does tend to stick to the inks a little bit. So now we've got that this beautiful as is. But I thought, Well, you know, why it? Well, let's give it up just a little bit more possess and let's do a little bit of doodling on here. So here's a close up of us. You can see that beautiful sheen that this has, and it's a very, very fine powder the jacquard pattern, which they also work great in resin as well. If you mix those powders and resin, and I've done a lot of that in my resin classes as well, so I'm taking my cue 1,000,000 to pen. This is a fine detail pen. You could also use a black Sharpie for this, and we're gel pen, which, however, you could do the black to the white. You could use some of the Posca pans, anything that you have on hand, and I'm just creating some doodles. And this is really fun to do, because if you've done the Zen dual class, you know that it's very therapeutic. You don't have to just have to be anything you could do. Circles, dots, squares, just any little fund shapes that you want to do on this. Now let's get to use my imagination. I think what I'm gonna do is do a few different patterns on here and then just repeat those patterns, and I went outline of this area here with the black as well, letting have laying that pop of white in between. Stay. That's what I'm gonna do. A little squiggly lines. Now you may find that your pain gets a little gummed up with either the Alcohol Inc or the powder pigments. You might have to wipe it off, have a little towel on the side there and sometimes have had to change out. Penned a little bit, depending on what kind of pain you have and how much ink is on there. This one happens to be two side of the detail, Pam, which I like. They're both fine tips, but one is a little bit finer than the other. So I've got my little wave lines. And now I'm doing small circles in here, creating a lot of little dots and again just outlining here. - Yeah , but the very end here, they're getting quite small. But you still try to get that same repeated pattern. And here just the bus that you can well, tiny here. That's okay, American. See. So there we have it, and that is the finished piece. And I really hope that you guys enjoyed this one again. I'd love to see yours. I love to see what you guys come up with and create, you know, with the different colors. And so feel free to tag me on Instagram if you try this out or on Facebook and make sure to tag me on there so I can see them. And I am really looking forward to seeing would you guys come up with yourself? I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and I'm gonna go ahead and sign this one ended up madding it as well into a smaller five by seven, and I'll share that results here. That's the finished piece. It mattered beautifully in here. I'm even actually resonant. 16. What is a Mood Board: So here's a question for you. How many of you know what a mood board is? I really wasn't sure. I spoke to another artist, and I guess I do this more automatic than I. Then I thought I did. So I didn't realize that this thing quote unquote that I did was actually called a mood board. And a mood board, basically, is something that designers or creative people will use to beginning design ideas. So it's a way of you collecting all of these favorite images that you have our thoughts that you have in tow, one place to build a mood or an idea around it. But a mood port is really a great way for us artists to really get an idea to come together . So I had this idea of the ship brings. I did this class a long time ago with the resin, and I added the powder pigments to it, and I've always, you know, looked at my water when those swirls of gorgeous colors were floating around. And I was really trying to think of a way that I could make a class on the shimmer and just kind cup with an idea of a shell. And I have done a shell a long time ago with watercolor, but I wanted to give it that sparkle because everything just seems to be leaning towards those sparkles and iridescent colors. So this is another thing that happened to me. I spilt my brush show. It landed on my sand dollar. So all of these ideas were just It was about color and sparkle and shimmers and shells. And so what I did was I put this a mood board together based on all of these ideas that I had that came together for this class. So this is a great project for you to try as well on your own. Um, if you have some ideas that are kind of floating around, Pinterest is a great way to do this campus. Another great way to do this. And this is how I did my mood board for creating the shimmer colors. And you could just take, you know, some of your favorite pictures maybe that you've seen or colors that you've seen and start to put them together on a board, and you will find that you can develop your ideas so much better using a mood board, So Ah, great. Um, another thing to put in your back pocket for ways to help our creative brains become a little bit more uniformed And get those thoughts together. Because if you're like me and your creative person, you know, I talked to another artist and I said to her as it is, kind of like you have this gigantic building with all of these doors and the money in my mind. What I do is I hope and I just want to open up every door. I want to see what's in all of these things. And my husband, on the other hand, is very analytical. So he'll open about one door. He'll go in, he'll sit in a corner and he'll check out just that corner of that room. Very focused. So I said to him all the time, I'm like, Well, it's kind of like for me. I go in. I opened up this gigantic building awful. The doors, they're all wide open. I'm going by everywhere, looking in seeing all the beautiful things in every single door. And all my doors are open. So he has me do is really focused and says Now you need to close all those other doors and just focus on that one room at a time. So having this board is a great way to do that. So I'm gonna show you here really quickly how I create these boards on Camba. 17. How to create a Mood Board: So the first thing what we're going to do is go to combat dot com and we have a Free county could sign up for your gonna hit, create a design, and we're gonna dio a 1920 by 10. 80 and that will fit most, like YouTube bringing out like the standard size wides green. And from here, what you do is click on the elements and we're gonna go down to bottom here and look for the free shapes. So I'm just gonna create this triangle. So we have the background is white right now, and I'm gonna just fill this completely in for the background. And let's say we want to make this gonna probably get that size right to the regional lying here. Let's decide that we want to make this hot pink not gonna matter. We're gonna cover a lot of it anyway. But if you want to have a background, you want to show this up. You can always believe a background and do little frames of your boxes around that. So now I want to just get a smaller size box. You know, when a bring us all the way down, for example, like this is where I could have my color bar if I wanted to do different colors that I want to use in there. And I would create another square for each one of those. But I'm just going to show you Ah, a larger piece here that we're filling in that area. But this will box you give you boxes that you can put your pictures into. Now, you don't have to stick with this. I just like to show you how you can actually create these. We're going to make the small box size it up, and then what we could do is click on a duplicate. Most do that a couple of times, and I have three boxes on here, and I can move those around to where I want them. If I want to resize them, I can do that and then remove the 3rd 1 over here and we're gonna You can leave the space if you want to again. If you wanna have a bright pink showing through, duplicate that again and bring the other box down below and continue that two more times. And so you have a nice grid by doing it this way, and you could size it up, moving it left or right. If you want to have a little bit of that pink showing through and we're gonna change the color of these boxes since you can make this any color that you want again, this isn't perfect. This is just to help, you know, help you with your ideas and maybe get things flowing. I'm gonna put my circle in here to name my mood board. We're gonna put some lettering in here in a few minutes. Well, let's go back to the color. So I want to change the colors of the squares. We can change, Mom, make them all white. If that helps your mind simplify things a little bit more that ever give a little bit of pink in there as well? So here we have our basic We could make this a little bit smaller, but just by clicking on those corners dragging, you can see that lying comes in where it's going to center it. And you could move these all around within that frame that we have. And again, you know, if you were a perfectionist and you want those perfect in there. You can definitely do that. I'm gonna leave this. As is for now. It's gonna be a little bit bigger. My letters so you can see them Afari to use This is a thumbnail. So Ah, from here, What I'm gonna do is change that color. Make that gray. I may switch that again. So they have lots of different things you could do here. Next thing we're gonna do is create is going to get some pictures. So we're gonna up. We can upload an image here if you have anything in your, um but you've saved and, you know, make make yourself a folder or something. I meet him in my own folder labeled inspiration. So if I see things, I'd like a click on him and put him into my inspiration folder. Now, obviously, I do not use those images. They're somebody else's. So it's just for me personally in my own board, my own mood board, so that can look back and help my help. My ideas progress. So if you're gonna post a mood board, make sure that it's your own work that you're posting out there and put all your favorite pictures in there. When you're searching through Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest any of those, he can capture those image to give yourself an idea of what you want to add to your mood board, and that helps you create. So you might see some beautiful flowers, for example. And you know, you're trying to get some ideas of all pink flowers, so you'd be grabbing a bunch of different pink flowers for your mood board. So I have some pictures already in here, so I'm just going to use some of these. Some of these we've seen in the original creation that I did this was one of the pendant. So I'm gonna click on that, and I'm gonna size that down and again, just grabbing the corners of the top of the bottom and you could get that to fit in there Can you could be really fucking get that just too right. Let's grab this one here. This one's part of my original mood board with the flowers, and then you see, I can see a little bit of white in there so I can shrink that down or I can extend it. However you want to do that you could turn it by that little button at the bottom. Well, just get that sized in their best we can. We're showing the pink at this point because he could have a nice border around things if you want it. Okay. It was it was making a little bit smaller. Chicken second have pretty much even that has got some through. Look for some other pictures that I have already downloaded on here. I know. I definitely want to use ink, So I'm gonna put some of the Parisse alcohol inks on here. This is a little bit wider. Picture someone. Leave that across in both and centering that in their busted can. Being a little bit larger can see my circle is disappearing here. It's OK, We can actually click on that. And we can move that forward if we want to put it in this corner here and again. You can see it doesn't fit perfectly. Beacon. Bring that out again and get that centered in there. And then for our last one. Let's see here. Let's grab this water color image here Some. I definitely want to do watercolors with my shimmer ANC's. I think I'm gonna just take this and turn this over on its side, and we'll fill that in over here and again. I need to turn this around with that little get it over here so you can see it. Shrink it down just a little bit. And then you could see what I can turn that on to its side if I want, Rotate that right over and then we'll move that in place. Simple, huh? Again. You can cover this up if we want, but I think I'm going to cover it up. I think it was a little bit better than having those little boxes in. And I don't have to have all these size just perfectly. So I'm gonna extend these out now. We're gonna cover that area as we have the circle stills on my position. This to forward and that will bring that up over those pictures. If you go back, it goes behind it. I can go all the way to the back. It takes it right off to the white and then bring it back to the front. Agana. At this point, if I wanted to, um at my last picture, I can do that find one more here that works with the shimmering inks. Think But you'll face in there if you wanted to, and it just pops it right into those squares. I think I'm gonna use this one rate here that's got some shimmer. And it's got that beautiful gold little size that down so we can get this in this little area here, and then I'm gonna bring that one forward again. So now my circles up in the front and I'm gonna go to text and you can pick any of these texts were you could just do a single text line like I like these. Is there a little bit fancier? They've already been done. Freeze. All I have to do really is just change the wording and again just size them down so they'll fit within that square over that circle, in this case, to make that a little bit bigger, I don't like make that site. There we go. Now, if it's in there, this change of the wording So I wanna make this my mood board against clicking in that area . I could delete all those letters in here and type right over them, so I'm just clean clicking the delete button. And now I'm typing that word in. So I'm gonna do shimmer colors, trimmer color ideas. And then I'm gonna change the size of this just a little bit more spending a little bit bigger cause you want to be able to see it. So obviously wanted large enough that you can see and you want to fill up that space a little bit, and then we're gonna change this to White. So it really pops. I can see a lot better with a black on white. And again, I am not a designer. Folks, I This is all stuff that I've learned on my own. So I'm hoping that, you know, if you were designer or you are a pro Kandilli his er, um I'm sure there's a lot of different things you could do, but this gives you what you need is an artist. You know, I do. I do. What I can do is I want to spend more time on creating than I do in the digital part of it . So once you've got your thing, I'll set up. Just click that download button and you can download as a pdf and then when she do that, you will have your image downloaded and we can drag it rate in here. There you have it. The mood board isn't that cute. Simple gives you a good idea of what you want to do. And you could work around a bunch of these and collect them. And then when you're ready to either paint to create something, you can look back at these for references. So I would love to see your mood board. If you want to set yours up in Campbell, follow these directions and make sure you tag me on Instagram. I would love to see your mood board. 18. Project time Skillshare: So thanks so much for joining me. Today is now your time. Four Farraj eggs. So grab all of your supplies, RAB your favorite tools and let's get started creating some beautiful shimmers. Start out with one of your favorites with water, colors your favorites and start out with a watercolor work with those great normal, Probably. Well, if you love out the Hollings, maybe that's the route you go first. If you like this course, I have a bunch others Lots of Alcohol Inc ones water color and even That's a resin classes , so make sure you check those out. 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