As you probably know, I use color. Sometimes a lot of color. The natural colors are a bit more expensive upfront than the cheapy gels I've been using .... but note the "upfront" part and keep on reading.
Thanks to a fellow blogger letting them know that I had told her about them when she also placed an order, I received 8 jars in the mail instead of 6 since they included 2 jars of "shimmer paint" as a thank you. John and I had to see what they looked like!
|Clockwise from left: shimmer, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black|
The first thing I did was layout the jars (except for the shimmer) and a silicone cup with 1/8 teaspoon of water in it for each one.
Then a teeny dab of color and stirred each up with a toothpick (because you know I can't survive without toothpicks)...
I opted for a rainbow on Italian bread so it could be fast, use all of the colors, and the bread was chosen because I figured the white would show off the colors better.
|Used a watercolor brush for the rainbow stripes. Note to Self: Buy more brushes!|
|Wrote John with a toothpick (with the point snipped off) using the black.|
|Decided to give the shimmer a try and added a cloud to the rainbow!|
|John wanted to help paint the "sparkly cloud" and hit the outline a couple of times which is why there's some smudge going on.|
Popped the slice of bread in a ziploc bag in the fridge and headed off for the museum at about 9:30am. We got home just after 1:30pm and I took the bread out to make lunch. The rainbow was still a little damp (I'll have to work on the water-to-powder ratio), and amazingly the cups still had some color waiting to to be used ... so I took my handy-dandy toothpicks and wrote numbers at the bottom before drying the bread by popping it in the toaster at the lowest setting (a nifty trick I used sometimes with the gel).
|1-Blue, 2-Black, 3-Green, 4-Orange, 5-Red, 6-Yellow|
So here's a preview for tomorrow: