Thursday, July 23, 2015

Acrylic Paint, Crayola Slick Stix Art Journal Pages

Today I was trying out Crayola Slick Stix. I've watched some YouTube videos comparing these to Gelatos. As I sit here deciding what to write, I guess this is kind of a my opinion/review kind of post.
This journal is in an old Webster Dictionary that I got at Goodwill for $1. I've torn out quite a few pages so far and glued one or two, sometimes 3 or 4 together. I had already done a yellow and orange acrylic paint wash on these two pages, so they have been dry for quite some time. I started on the right page first using the Slick Stix for the lettering, added a little water and blended the colors a little bit. Moved some color around on the background around the lettering, some with fingers and some with water color brush and water. I wanted some white splashy dots so I ended up making a big squishy pile of white Slick Stix with water on the left page, using my fan brush I did some flicking on the right page.
Then you say to yourself what the heck am I going to do with that white blob. It was still wet so I grabbed the brown Slick Stix and made 3 circles which brought to mind sunflowers but that didn't work with the background already yellow so I ended up using the red Slick Stix which kept blending with the white and brown so they came out a kind of reddish pink, I added the leaves and decided to call them Dahlias.
I tried moving them around with my finger, they either wiped off or didn't quite mush around as good as the Gelatos, in my opinion.
I used some white acrylic paint watered down to flick more white dots on both pages then dried them with a heat tool. With a black uniball pen I finished off the lettering and going around flowers and leaves, then with a FaberCastell Pitt Big Brush Pen in a dull orange color I shaded the letters.
I like the bright vibrancy of the colors and I'll use the Slick Stix again, but I won't give up my Gelatos.

Happy Creating--

1 comment:

Linda said...

Thanks for the review of the Slick Stix. The pages look wonderful, but thanks to you, I'll save my money for more Gelatos.

It's nice to see you getting to post more regularly again. We missed your creativity while you were gone.