I’m drawn to all things shiny and occasionally what I think of as my “magpie blinders” can cause me to miss being attracted to products with less sparkle or shimmer. That’s more or less what happened with Pebeo’s 3 fluorescent color; yellow, orange, and pink. When I ordered samples they were included, but my magpie attraction to the dyna and iridescent colors meant that I completely ignored the fluros.
Oversight corrected and in today’s video you’ll see me put the three of them to good use. Even though fluorescent colors are meant to be best “seen” under black light, they’re so bright and vibrant in regular white light that you get a good kick from them.
In today’s video I’m combining the fluorescents with the dyna colors and boy do that add something special to the mix. I’ll use them on a Gel Press Plate and you’ll see me apply them through a stencil using one of the Mini Ink Blending Tools. How you apply the color (tapping versus rubbing the applicator over the stencil openings) affects how much paint is applied and that directly affects how dense/opaque versus pretty transparent the color ends up. I also use a brayer to apply the colors in random blocks and patterns, which provides and entirely different look.
Three colors + three options for applying them = fabulous results!
Supplies For This Video:
Joggles 9″ x 12″ Stencils (I used Twaddle and Dotted Grid when I made the layered print. You also see me show ones made with the Sunflowers and Secret Garden)
Strathmore Bristol Paper Pads – this is what I used to create the long, skinny pages I brayered the fluorescent colors onto. I’ve used the 11″ x 14″ pad, but you can achieve a similar look with the 9″ x 12″ pad.