Having liked the results written up in my post, experiments with plastic, I decided to try different combinations of black and bright colours.
Black gesso and black acrylic under brights (magenta vermillion and cadmium yellow medium).
Black acrylic and India ink as the top layer over the bright colours.
In each case (black under/black over) I used the medium at full viscosity or watered down. I also used the magazine-wrap plastic as well as cling film.
The results were similar to before however the most effective, in my opinion, was when I used a diluted top coat as more of the previous layer shows through.
I used Atelier Interactive acrylics for these samples. I bought them myself however if Atelier wants to subsidise my
play experiments that would be lovely!
And now that my curiosity has been satisfied it’s time to put all my paints away otherwise I won’t get some presents made and of course I can’t tell you about those because my family read this blog. Maybe I’ll lay our some cardboard first and make gift tags . . . I’m thinking of white under and over pastels. So just a little more playtime perhaps or is this perseverance beginning to blossom?