Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Metallic Watercolors!!!

I made an amazing discovery the other day: Metallic Paint.  I guess I knew of it's existence but for some reason I have never used it.  I picked up some metallic watercolor, not knowing how well it would work.  I have to say, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.  It's so pretty in real life. Unfortunately, the scanner doesn't pick up the sparkle (that's rude) so I had to try and capture it with photos.  I don't think photos quite capture it either, it's very shimmery and shiny.  I am going to use it for robot ladies and space scenes but jewelry seemed like a good place to start.

Scanned Image


Angled photo to show the shiny

Here's a reinvented Cleopatra:

Scanned Image

Photo to demonstrate the glimmer

Shimmery collar

I will continue to explore with my new metallic paints! I LOVE them!


  1. the metallic colors must be inspiring you~these gilded ladies are really stunning.

  2. Ooh, how cool! In some of the photos you can see the effect pretty looks neat!