I am totally obsessed with the Polished Stone technique now. If only I could do the walls in my house like this.
Actually this is a variation of Polished Stone. And per several request, here are the instructions: First I put a couple of drops of reinker on a cotton ball then began radomly pressing onto Glossy CS. Then go to the next color and so on until the entire piece of CS is covered. Then I put alcohol on a cotton ball and a couple of drops of metallic reinker. Then randomly press on CS until you get the coverage of metallic you want. I would add more alcohol if needed to help move the ink around. Once you have achieved your desired look, seal with Acrylic Sealer.
As for the Watercoloring the only thing I did different is restamped the image once I finished watercoloring to help define the edges more, since the ink fades on the Watercolor Paper.
Thanks for everyones generous comments!
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2005 GMT Views: 1464
This is so GORGEOUS!! The polished stone is absolutely wonderful and the lily takes my breath away. One of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. I would love to be able to watercolor like this, but I do not get along with the tech. TFS
Registered: March 9, 2005 Location: In My Happy Place In Retirement! Posts: 24878
Wed, Nov 09, 2005 @ 4:48 PM
This is just beautiful.............I loved it as a thumbnail, then was speechless when I saw it full size! Can you tell us how you did this? I know how to do polished stone, but this looks layered and very difficult.
Registered: July 11, 2004 Location: Troy, Michigan Posts: 10383
Thu, Nov 10, 2005 @ 5:10 AM
Wow - polished stone has never looked like this! You should call it Metz Stone. And I wouldn't even begin to know how you watercolored that Calla Lily - it's even more luminous than the background. I love how the More Mustard warms up the Bravo Burgundy - great combination. Simply amazing what you did here. TFS. Linda
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Registered: May 19, 2004 Location: Gainesville, Florida Posts: 2262
Thu, Nov 10, 2005 @ 5:17 AM
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".