I’m simply mad about the new Dylusions colors! Mad I tell you!! I love the new Dylusions so much I decided to recreate one of my favorite illustrations with some of the new colors. Originally I thought Dylusions were just for spraying. Oh no my friends…once you have entered the rabbit hole of Dylusions the possibilities are truly endless!
What kinds of possibilities? Well, I thought you’d never ask! Why don’t we try our hand at painting with Dylusions…shall we?
- Dylusions Spray inks
- Aqua Brushes
- cup of clean water
- non-stick craft sheet
STEP 1: Start by sketching your image on book pages or paper of your choosing.
I’ve been crushing on book page doodles lately and wanting to try my hand at it. *Just a little background about my fish…as you can see by the date (2002) this is an older drawing of mine…everyone thinks it is “Rainbow Fish” I can assure you it’s not. I was well into my college days back then and had no idea who Rainbow Fish was. It’s actually an abstract self-portrait of my younger self. Why be a bird when you can be a FISH!
If you would like to see some other projects featuring my ME fish I have immortalized her on a Fence Mural and a Pinata…although that project did not withstand the test of time…nor the bats that were being swung at it
STEP 2: Start with the most predominant color you will be using and add it to your water brush. Here I have used Calypso Blue. You can lighten your colors by adding water…but do so on the craft sheet. If you add water directly to your image you will smear your lines.
STEP 3: Add your next color. I used Funky Fuchsia. I tried not to blend the colors too much other than key areas.
STEP 4: Add a darker color for contrast. This time instead of filling my water brush with Dylusions I simply dripped some After Midnight on my craft sheet and picked it up with a water brush filled with water. I didn’t want it to be too over powering. Using the water filled brush helped to blend the colors on the ends of the fins.
STEP 5: Adding White. The White Linen Dylusions is by far my favorite! I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, White Linen Dylusions is a GAME CHANGER! Again, I did not fill my water brush with the White Linen. Instead I dripped some on my craft sheet and used a large water brush to outline my image. I also went back over the fins to add highlights and washed over the face to lighten the tones.
STEP 6: Outlining and adding details. *Dry with a heat tool before outlining! I Outlined most of my image with a black Metallic Gelly Roll Pen. I then used Stardust Gelly roll pens to add shimmer and sparkle to the fins and scales. Where I wanted a really bold outline like the eyes and mouth I used a Micron pen.
There she is! I hope you like her because you WILL be seeing her again This is just a little taste to wet your whistle! I have a series of Art Journal pages in the works featuring the latest and greatest colors from the Dylusions line. This little fish is first on the list so stay tuned!
Are you as excited about the new Dylusions colors as I am? Do you have any creative Dylusions tips or techniques to share? Do tell!
Till next time…have a bubbly day!