Friday, May 25, 2012

read!

 watercolor and ink bookmark

“The man who does not read 
has no advantage over 
the man who cannot read.”  
~ Mark Twain 

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24 comments:

  1. Love the quote and love this piece! Such beautiful colors.
    Catherine Denton

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  2. Very cool bookmark! Loving what you did with the text, and the quote to illustrate it.

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  3. Gotta love that Mark Twain! Very beautiful painting!

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  4. Great quote and bookmark. :) Fits perfectly.

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  5. Thanks for coming by my blog...now I found your blog:) I love your work!! Especially the elephants...have a good weekend!

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  6. Beautiful play of blues against browns on your bookmark. It would certainly encourage me to read more!

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  7. So true!Love the bookmark, too! Valerie

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  8. Minn, you always amaze me, this is so lovely. It reminds me of the beach!
    Thanks for joining.
    Best,
    Jenn

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  9. Cool bookmark. Such a great gift and slips in easily with a birthday card! Nice personal touch.

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  10. beautiful book mark with an equally beautiful quote! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  11. This is so beautiful and I love the quote. I have been reading a book on how to watercolour (still learning) and they were talking about using rock salt to get the white 'splot' effect like yours. Is that what you used?
    Von

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    1. Yes, I used salt, but it was just regular fine table salt on this one. However, rock salt (or any salt that needs to be ground) give a varied and very interesting effect too, due to the differing sizes of the salt granules. However, if your paint is too dry or too wet when you apply the salt(a problem I often have), the results are disappointing. Timing is important.

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    2. Thanks for that, I will have a play and see what happens (fingers crossed)
      Von :)

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  12. Great bookmark, interesting to read you used salt with the watercolor. I've heard of the technique but not tried it.

    Darla

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  13. Minnemie, this is FANTASTIC!! Not only is the bookmark perfect, but i LOVE the quote you chose... just love it. xoxo

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  14. the quote, the watercolour work... al gorgeous and perfect and wonderful.. you are such a talent... always inspired by your talent and skills...xx

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  15. I'm in awe of your art Minnemie, amazing!
    The bookmark and the quote are brilliant.

    Although I haven't really taken up using watercolours yet...I use salt when silk painting.
    Here's a link for one of my tropical fish silk paintings with the salt effect.

    http://neesienatters.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/silk-painting-tropical-fish.html

    Have a super Sunday and thanks for visiting my place and leaving a lovely comment. ;D

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  16. Your bookmark is inspiring and beautiful. I am totally in love with it!

    XO
    Kim

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  17. Thank you for your lovely comment about me being fun and creative. Daft is probably what Tracey Fletcher King will call me when she reads the comment I left her.
    You are a very talented artist, I love the bookmark especially the tones of colour.
    Lynn from the UK,
    Home of the Doodly Bird Store and One I Made Earlier Today blog.

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  18. kewl bookmark...great job...I tried salt once, but I was tooooo impatient for it to try so I used a "heat gun"...cooked the salt right into the paper....Oops!...

    blessings,
    Cindy♥

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    1. Haha-I have done the same thing plenty of times - with a hair dryer. The timing of when to add the salt really is tricky...

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  19. I love your watercolor compositions and how you fdetails certain detail. Blessings!

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