Tuesday, April 15, 2008


When something exciting arrives at your house, you simply have to stop everything else and open it up and drool over the contents. This happened today when my sample box of Opulence Embellishment inks arrived. They are so glorious that I had to play with them straight away. 25 paints/inks (I would call them paints but that is just me) in wonderful strong metallic/pearl colours and a black which has gold in it and an interference gold which turns all the colours into alchemy when you paint it over the top. I hope the order arrives before too long.

Here are some of my playings from today - I thought it sensible to create a colour chart in 2 pages of my ink book

These are the colours on white rag paper with their names underneath - the names are opulent as well. If you enlarge the pics you can see where I have brushed Kiah (the interference gold) over the top in parts.

Here they are in the same order on rag paper which I painted with black acrylic first and once again you can see the 'alchemy' effect. I am in love with them already (doesn't take much....)

I wiped my brush on Tissuetex as I worked so here are both sides of the one piece. I shall have a stitch on this tomorrow and try them on glass and friendly plastic and see how they go. They are very rich and viscose and you can water them down for a great wash of colour.

Finally I cleaned my brush on black polycotton - the first thing I could lay my hands on.
They come in lovely little glass jars 60mls which will make them a good buy - but they are rather precious so I will have to find a special place to store them.

Little stop press as I know so many people are waiting on it - Romeo and Gulietta and Verona should be on their way tomorrow so we will be able to fill the huge backlog of orders we have here.


Anonymous said...

oooh, I want some of those! Let's see - how many times in one week can I feed DH rice before he objects?!

artisbliss said...

Wow, I can see why you're impressed with these. I'll have to have some.

Liz said...

Not heard of these before Dale, are they acrylic based? Let me know how they go on Friendly Plastic, I would be very interested.

Robin Mac said...

These are glorious, I can see another order coming on! Cheers, Robin

Aussie Jo said...

Gorgeous colours, You'd better bring heaps to Geelong in September, I'm sure they'll be snapped up.

Maureen said...

Oh can I be good when you keep tempting with such yummy products?

Anonymous said...

Hi! Dale,

Are they not just yummy, I can see another Wish List coming on.


Debbi Baker said...

Well I can see why you are rapt in these!! Gorgeous colours and so so lovely, especially on the black surface.


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