Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A rainy day, cup of tea and a table full of Art Supplies... does it get any better than this?

Just a little rainy day Show & Tell... With all that I've been up to in recent months I have found myself missing the familiarity of my normal everyday routines. It felt really good to just spend the day doing what I do best, Janoodling... for those of you who don't know, a Janoodle is what I have named my own special style of doodles

I have had several inquiries lately about the watercolor paints that I use in my artwork... I actually use "dyes" instead of paints... Jacquard Dyes for Silk Painting, the colors are very concentrated and water soluble. Their intensity can be controlled by using more or less water... the colors are always clear and bright, unlike some paints that can become "muddy" looking when mixed together! As they say, a little goes a long way. I have been using the same bottles for literally years... I had given up painting on silk several years ago. When I started doing ATC's, I  brought them out of retirement and gave them a new "purpose"... I'm hooked, they are perfect for the results I look for in my artwork!  
Here's a picture to show the label, just in case you want to check them out!

Below are some Janoodles that I created today using Jacquard Dyes on 140# watercolor paper... the background colors are bright yet translucent , perfect for ink detailing!

Have a Blessed and Creative Day!


  1. I'll have to add this to my wish list! Funny that you gave up silk painting....I want to learn more about it. Perhaps I'll PM you sometime about it. :)

    1. I'd be happy to pass on anything I can...contact me anytime!!

  2. I have some of those paints - will have to try them out ... thanks for the inspiration.