This week the DIVA challenge is to try some new tools that you have never used before. In preparation for a illuminated letter workshop I have coming up in April, I have been trying all kinds of gold pens. After seeing CZT, Sharon Lynn Payne's beautiful work with gold, I had to inquire what she was using. It's a Pearl Watercolor Metallic paint set that is made by Finetec. I ordered some last week and it came in yesterday! The paint is all mica pigment and comes in a variety of iridescent colors, from several shades of gold, to silver, and many other colors. You just mix it with a little water and paint it on. I thought the results were beautiful, very shiny, even though the picture doesn't do it justice. I played with all the gold varieties and decided that this is going to work perfect for my workshop! While it is on the slightly expensive side, I found a good deal at merriartist.com. Another great tip from Sharon. A little goes a long way, and it would last you a long time. Thanks so much for sharing this info, Sharon!
So, not to much in the way of tangling on my tile, but my new tool was really fun to play with!