Thursday, March 31, 2016

Blue Days

I have been playing with blue paint recently.  I went with friends Gaye and Pam to Indianapolis for the annual rubber stamp convention there.  I was disappointed one of my favorite vendors wasn't there (they had a conflict with another convention that day).  So I did not come home with new Archival ink pads or reinkers (number one on my list of things to get).  I did come home with stencils and some new colors of Dylusions paints.

I love these paints more each time I use them.  A little goes a long way, and when I use my applicators to apply the paints, I clean them off later on scrap paper and other journal pages... and always end up with more parts for collage and other projects. 

When I brought home the After Midnight (dark blue) and Calypso Teal, the Calypso Teal looked so close to Vibrant Turquoise which I already had, I didn't think there was much difference.  So I used them both on the page to compare.  Here are the results of my paint playing....

I have other new colors I haven't played with yet, as well as more stencils.

Saw this T-shirt at the convention and thought it was funny:
On the way home, we took a side trip to Nashville, Indiana, and stopped at the two stamp stores there.  It's always fun to stop at a stamp store, because there seem to be fewer and fewer of them.

We also performed research at the ice cream shop around the corner, just to make sure they were selling a satisfactory product.  :)
These oddities were in front of the ice cream shop, made from all sorts of metal parts.

Spring is here some days, and some days it still feels like winter.  I do like seeing more daylight at the end of the day!

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