Inspired by my Illuminating Lotus photo, but with a very different feel from my similarly-inspired Rainbow Etching Lotus, this art piece has a glow that radiates outward. Of the three, this one seems the most otherworldly and mysterious, akin to a latent inner nature just waiting to shine.
Inspired by my Illuminating Lotus photo, this art piece also has a way of popping off the page with its colorful rainbow outline.
Although I created this piece digitally, the effect reminds me of a type of paper art that I’ve done before:
- Get a piece of multicolored paper (works best with a stiff paper like card stock, and colors that are attached to the page in a way that won’t easily scratch off – dyed into the paper, printed, marker, colored pencil, etc.)
- Lightly paint over the paper with a thin and EVEN coat of paint (works best with something that can easily be scratched off like acrylics; dark paints may cover underling color easier than light paints)
- Let the paint dry
- CAREFULLY (don’t cut yourself or the paper) use something with an edge to etch a design onto the page. As you remove thin lines (and/or wider sections) of the paint, the colors underneath will shine through, and your design will have multicolored lines!
- If these directions inspired you to create something, post a link to it in the comments! (Even after this becomes an old post, I enjoy hearing from my readers, so don’t be shy!)
This design is of some beautiful and peaceful water lilies floating on water. If you look closely, you can see rainbows reflecting in the ripples of the lake.