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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

{hot off the press} ~ large feather prints ~

hi there ~


as i've explored the "land of watercolor," i've begun to understand the differences between types of paper; "cold press"  and "hot press" specifically. 


in my limited experience, only cold press paper is available locally, and seems to have the most selection, as well, either online, or in a crafty store. what I love about hot press is the texture is definitely a higher grade, and much smoother, and seems to warp just a little bit less than the cold...  and personally, i like it far better.  the cold press has a rougher surface, but it also performs pretty well, overall, and all of my cards you've seen on the blog have been cold press.


now ~ these "feathered" watercolor pieces are 11x14" ~ hot press paper.  one of the features that has strong appeal for me personally in using hot press paper, is that  it's much easier to write  s m o o t h l y  on it, too, giving me a crisp edge, and no need to worry about bumpy paper when I write.  that's worth the price of admission, as the hot press is a bit more expensive, as well.


{of course, there are microbeads on a couple of these pieces}.


and... i continue with my fascination of feathers ~ in various color combos, types, and adding my love of lettering. 







and ... they are newly listed in my shop, too. 


have a great day ~
xo
leslie


2 comments:

elle said...

oooh! That last one is HOT!!! I can get to an art store, in fact I waved as I passed it yesterday as we hurried to our appointment. And yes, they carry hot press and like you I am learning SO much about what I like and what I want and then there is the cost factor. vbsigh Good to have a reminder of how much certain habits, cough cough, cost others so.... happy day!

Lynn said...

More beautiful pieces - very creative.

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