Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge # 103 String Theory v, XXII - Moebius Syndrome Awareness
The background is with liquid acrylic inks on wet watercolour paper and a salt technique.  I used the moebius symbol and drew in some nerve cells and tipple for the background.  The shading is done with a Tombow marker and blender pen..
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16 comments:

  1. What an amazing answer to the challenge! They are going to love it for moebius awareness! The Coloring technique takes my breath away!

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  2. This is so great. Love the splash background. I am still trying to master that, without success so far.

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  3. If the background was a piece fabric, I would say it was batick, it sure looks like it. Joyce, you did an AWESOME job!!

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  4. Awesome tile awesome colors! Wow!

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  5. GREAT!!!!! Nice to do, and nice results, this splashing with a bit of salt, is'nt it?

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    1. I used a watercolour paper – Arches Hot Press 140 lbs 3067401068 at $10.95 a sheet and then I have a paper cutter to cut it into 3.5 x 3.5 inches. I have a small device that rounds off the corners. I wet one of these papers and then brushed on some diluted yellow and purple Daler and Rodney Artists Arcrylic Inks. I then used my salt shaker and sprinkled some salt on while it was wet. I do have road salt that I sometimes use but it makes a coarser texture. The "nerve design" in the background is an idea I got from Googling "Images - nerves" so I drew in some images of nerves in the background. I was going to somehow put some purple on the mobius design but opted out of that.

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  6. You captured the essence of the challenge very beautifully .Love it.

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  7. this is stunning! Your background absolutely makes this tile.

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  8. Just one worde: BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

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  9. Strikingly different. Great effect.

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  10. I love the effect (and symbolism) of the nerve cells incorporated into your piece as the background. Lovely work!

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  11. Love, love, love the color!
    Kelley Kelly

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  12. Nerve cells - perfect addition! Beautifully done (though it also looks a wee bit scary - in a good way!)

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  13. Like your wash and your neurons in the background. Seems appropriate for this challenge.

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