Okay, it's official!! I'm in love with the new-to-me Magical Shakers from Lindy's Gang. They have some amazing colors with a hint of shimmer in them. I am thrilled that I got to sample them for this blog hop with the Lindy's Gang and StencilGirl Creative Team.
This is one of our biggest blog hops yet with LOTS of inspiration from both teams.
Keep reading to see how I used them to as watercolors to make minimalistic art with one of my favorite stencils, and to read how they are going to change the way I make art from now on. Read to the end so you can be entered to win an amazing giveaway (details at the end of this post).
What I Love About The Shakers
First of all, they nailed it on the bottles for this product. The shaker cap is exactly what it sounds like -- a salt and pepper shaker styled lid. Small holes for small sprinkles and a larger hole for big shakes. I love that!! It makes these much easier to use than the other brands with similar products that require you to poke a hole in the lid in order to shake.
Next -- they react differently if you add a little heat to them once they are on your paper/substrate. You have to try it. It's totally "magical".
And one more thing -- you can mix them into gesso, white paint, or other mediums to make wonderfully tinted materials.
Keeping it Beautifully Simple - How I Used Them
As I continue my journey as a traveling artist, it's really important that I use tools and supplies that are easy to transport and that can be used with very little muss-and-fuss. These magical shakers are PERFECT for traveling and keeping art-making simple.
I wanted to see how these lovelies would hold up if I used them like watercolors. Spoiler alert: they rocked it!!!!
I really wanted to use a resist technique with these shakers so I started by picking a stencil that I love for outlining -- Carolyn Dube's "Finding Your Tribe" mask.
STEP ONE: On a palette I sprinkled a little bit of each shaker color and mixed it with water to make my color.
STEP TWO: Using a Sakura White Gel Pen I outlined the mask. Then let the ink dry.
STEP THREE: While the ink was drying I swatched my colors onto watercolor paper so I could learn how the medium moves and see the color variations.
STEP FOUR: Using a lot of water, I painted the magical shakers onto the page and watched the gel pen resist the color. It was gorgeous.
STEP FIVE: To put the final touches on the page, I added a repeated pattern and three words, all created using the paint brush. I finished it with a few white lines inside the pattern.
That's it. Easy peasy in under 10 minutes. Who says there's no time to make art?
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