Monday, May 17, 2010

To antique or not to antique... part 3, try another color

Pick a color...any color
Black Ne-opaque
Brown Ne-opaque
True Gold- Lumiere
Red Ne-opaque
White Ne-opaque
Click on the image for a closer view.
Wow, what a difference a color makes!
I used all of the same colors of clay. 

Do not forget the 13th giveaway, with 3 parts.

Part 1  ends the 19th of may, 2010

Part 2  ends the 20th of may, 2010

Part 3  ends the 21st of may, 2010


  1. I am loving the white! The different colors make them all so very different. Wishing you a wonderful week!


  2. Well, I am still a sucker for the black and brown, due to the fact I use both of those in my own work.
    So I am in no way an *impartial observer*! My reason, though, for preferring those is simply that it makes the other bright colors pop and gives the eye someplace to rest.
    Someone else could look at the other colors and find equal delight in them. Color, over all, is such a subjective thing.....likes and dislikes.
    I am utterly no help....I know that! LOL!!


  3. Hi Marie! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I can't believe the difference all the different antiques make! I was immediately drawn to the black and red ones. All of them are so pretty. Fabulous work! Theresa

  4. These are great ideas I am filing away for if ever I need them. I haven't worked much with the clay for years but one never knows.. Thanks, marie.

  5. i like the red, and then the black. i'm also intrigued by the white but i don't think it pops enough. i've just gone back for a third look and i keep liking the red.

    marie, i should not be here. you are a bad influence. i have 20 plus work reports to do and i am complaining about each one. ggggrrrrrrr!
    your email was a delight. i'm glad no one got screwed :)

    have a good day. i hope the sun is shining overhead and if not, i hope the sun is shining inside.


  6. You are the queen of antiquing. Do you sand after or remove the excess with alcohol?

  7. I love the white too. It looks very good on black pieces. I am liking the red too Dede! It is amazing how it changes the pieces so much. They all looked very much alike when I finished them and before I put the paint on them.
    Thank you Dede, may you have a safe, happy, healthy, and easy week!!

  8. Yes Anne and I love color and they all appeal to me.
    General opinion is black and brown though. I just thought I would show some different ones for visual purposes.
    Picture= 1000 words type of thing.

  9. What a difference! It's hard to pick a favorite but I definitely like them antiqued!

  10. Thanks Theresa. I have been using black for everything lately, so it was nice to do this exercise again. I love brown, it is much subtler than the black, so why do I always pick up the black jar?

  11. Thanks Jan!Maybe I can hook you yet!! LOL!!

    Clay is great for including in work like yours.
    You can get so many great effects with paints and inks.
    And this stupid rambling gives me something to write about. It is like finally writing everything down after all of these years. 'Bout time I unloaded my brain!

  12. Hi Darla, I love the antiquing which is really just acrylic paint rubbed on to the surface of the clay and then rubbed off with a dmap not wet old towel.
    It softens the colors a little and adds different moods.

  13. I love the red one too kj, more than I thought.
    I love the red on gold a lot, but am so liking it on the other colors too.

    Have fun with your reports, at least they bring home the bacon. I hope the sun is shining for you too!

  14. I paint on the acrylic paint Susan and then let the Ne-opaque dry and rub off with a damp not wet old towel. I do not let it dry for a long time though.
    I do have to rub a little sometimes, if it satys on too long!

  15. Me too CM. I like the old thing too. That is why I always pick brown and black. I love doing solid color pieces and then antiquing with all kinds of colors too.

  16. They all look so different! I love black or brown, though!

    Kisses and love from us.

  17. I agree Nydia!
    Hugs and love to both of you!

  18. Happy Monday afternoon Marie~
    I guess I'd pick the black one... even tho I'm trying desperately to get color in to my home and life...

    I hope you had a good week-end! Mine was tenuous ~ Oh well we need those sometimes...

    I'd love to take another road trip to San Diego... and would love to see you!

  19. I like the black and brown...Have a great week sweetie


  20. Good Morning Marie! I have something on my blog for you. Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a fun filled day!


  21. Hi Marie and thank you for joining in my first anniversary giveaway! Thank goodness I was Anne-approved! I love your blog and the clayworks I've seen so far. How beautiful. Hope to see you around my blog more often and again welcome!
    Elena of MyQuest

  22. Happy Tuesday Pattee.
    I think you can have a lot of black and color too! I can not imagine my life with out black, I love it.
    Maybe you should come for Sandy Camp again Pattee. That would be so much fun!
    If you come to San Diego we definitly have to see each other.
    Love and hugs dear one.

  23. Red is good isn't it Paulina?
    Aye, and I like it too!

  24. I like them the best too Sonia! Best for most purposes, I think.
    So nice to have the ne-opaque though. I have all of the colors and use them for more than antiquing clay. I can paint on anything with them.
    Have a great week too!!

  25. Oh, Dede thank you so much. I love this award.

  26. Hey Elena. It is very important to be Anne approved. LOL!!
    She says you are good, you are good!
    Welcome to you too!

  27. Excellent colorplay! It sure does make a difference. These are great reference pieces so you know what effect will work best for the piece you're working on.

  28. Hi Bella, your are so right. I have these to look at to remind me instead of just absently grabbing a black one all of the time.

  29. Oh how to choose, how to choose!?! I actually like all of them. Makes such a difference from something the same. Amazing. **kisses** Deb


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