April 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm #139547
I’ve been lucky, and have had time to accumulate lots of DO points. I’ve already scored some wonderful stuff and I think it’s only fair to distribute some of my luck.
If you’ve noticed, Charlie has now made it possible for members to give away DO points to other members. I’ve wanted to do this for a while and YAY! now I can. You might also notice that there is some of the new Hahnemühle Harmony watercolor paper available. I’ll be reviewing that in a week or two, but thought I’d share some of the work I’ve done on it, below.
But now-the Giveaway
What’s the prize? I’m giving away 1000 points each to five people.
How do you enter? Just comment below. Only one entry per person, please.
When does the giveaway end? This Saturday, April 28th, 11:59 Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
Who can enter? Currently, items in the DO points shop can only be shipped to the U.S. & Canada, so this giveaway is only for U.S. and Canadian members. I am sorry about that.
Everyone who comments will be assigned a number based on the order of their comment. On Sunday, I’ll use random.org to pick five winners and will use Charlie’s widget to move the DO points to their accounts.
…And now about the Harmony Cold-Pressed paper that is now available in the shop…
It’s an Alpha Cellulose paper. It’s sturdy – that chess painting was my destruction piece. I used masking fluid, masking tape, loads of water, heavy glazes, heavy, heavy lifting – I scrubbed with a paper towel. I managed to smear paint and mess up the shapes of the chess pieces, but by gum, the paper pilled a little and the colors stayed bright and crisp.
The penguins were done with Brusho crystals – you shake them onto wet paper and swirl them around. I used so much water there were standing pools. I didn’t tape, staple or clip the paper down, but there was only a little curl and just a bit of dimpling. I was able to flatten it out almost completely once it dried.
The tree was painted using hand-made paints, and with this one I was actually testing the paint more than the paper, but everything I tried worked.
The colors are bright, it handles lots of water well, it’s sturdy, holds up to lifting and allows you to build up great values – the Harmony’s a plus in my book! Good luck with the giveaway.
April 25, 2018 at 8:02 pm #139566Susan CussParticipant@susan-cuss-1
- This topic was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by Sandra Strait.
What a nice giveaway, to share your DO points! Yay!
I’m looking forward to seeing your Harmony review. Thanks.April 25, 2018 at 11:48 pm #139576Julia ProulxParticipant@julia-proulx
What a sweet idea Sandra! I don’t need more points, I have plenty, but some points to spend will surely brighten someone’s day. Good luck all! A new paper review! That’s a reward for me LOL!April 26, 2018 at 1:17 am #139578Anonymous
Great idea Sandra. I did ask Charlie if I could donate some points/materials to a charity for children in the USA to do art, as I will never be able to spend my points.April 26, 2018 at 10:39 am #139624Courtney OrtizParticipant@courtney-ortiz
This is awesomeApril 26, 2018 at 10:43 am #139625Alice HendonParticipant@alice-dean-hendon
you know I love that chess board! I haven’t gotten around to trying the Harmony watercolor paper but will soon. thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway for points 🙂 it’s very generousApril 26, 2018 at 9:48 pm #139682
Thank you, Susan! Good luck!April 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm #139683
Thank you, Julia! I know a lot of people would interact more if they only had the chance so this only seems fair.April 27, 2018 at 12:39 am #139685Rebecca TromelParticipant@rebecca-coday
Brusho is fun to play with, I bought one little jar recently and wish for more. Not that I need more paint or anything…April 27, 2018 at 10:20 am #139784
Rebecca I bought 3 jars at the Art Extravaganza in Oregon City a couple of weeks ago, and then a friend gave me some more. I’ve been resisting playing with them more because I’ve got so many reviews to do, but I’m eager to play with them some more.April 27, 2018 at 10:40 am #139786June HadawayParticipant@june-hadaway
Nice giveaway Sandra. Very thoughtful and generous of you.April 27, 2018 at 11:19 am #139787Shar KennettParticipant@shar-kennett
Very nice of you to “share” Sandra. And it would be very nice for my Birthday on April 28! ; )April 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm #139807Jennifer McLeanParticipant@jennifer-mclean
obviously don’t enter me, but I just wanted to say I officially think you’re awesome. I’ll have to follow suit soon. :o)April 27, 2018 at 2:42 pm #139808Shar KennettParticipant@shar-kennett
Sandra, despite my comment, please do not enter me either. Just realizing my “position.” : )April 27, 2018 at 7:18 pm #139820
Thank you, June!
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