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.