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Introducing Men's / Unisex Pro-Keds High Top Shoes [Feb. 25th, 2010|04:59 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Had to take a quick break from updating my website to tell you guys the good news......

They're here!!!

FINALLY - you all have been asking for these - High-Top Keds shoes in Mens/Unisex sizes!

Classic PRO-Keds Royal Hi Tops! Click HERE!

Sizes 4.5 - 14 US (Mens - but ladies just look up your size in men's shoes - they truly are unisex!)

So far I have several designs available, and many more to come!



You can change the colours, the laces, the soles, the trim colours - all that - customize them exactly how you want them!

Click HERE to see!

Okay, back to work! =)

[User Picture]From: domkitty
2010-02-26 06:05 pm (UTC)
Hiya, I have just discovered your work and am in awe of your skill with acrylics. I was wondering whether you would be good enough to answer a painting technique question for me? Do you make a habit of using acrylic medium and building up translucent layers or are you just a master of blending wet paint? ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2010-02-26 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

I just use acrylics with water (just plain tap water). I don't blend at all on the canvas - what I do is vary the colour or shade very slightly on the palette when mixing the paints and then do a very thin watery layer. I let that dry (help it with a hair dryer) and then add a bit more pigment (to make it darker/lighter) and do the next thin layer. Basically adding many dozens of layers of thinned paint. I use my fingers a lot to keep it from settling too much. I always make sure that the surface has completely dried, too, before adding the next layer. It's quicker than it sounds - hairdryer speeds things up a lot!

Hope that helps!
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[User Picture]From: domkitty
2010-02-26 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm grateful for your quick reply! That's the technique I've been trying out but it hasn't been coming out half so well as I'd like. It dries blotchy, like watercolours. Thats fine for foliage but for skin it just looks like some creeping flesh disease, lol. More practice I guess

Thanks for your help
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2010-02-26 06:36 pm (UTC)
Definitely just takes practice. I notice in a lot of my early paintings - let's say this one - http://www.strangeling.com/faeriewithstrawberries.html it's not nearly as successful as in my recent paintings - like my new vampire one - http://www.strangeling.com/ivampiribellissimoletto.html - most noticeably in the fleshtones. Just took a bunch of practice and I got better eventually, hehe. The speed of doing it quickly so it doesn't start to "settle" (the paint within the water) and also using a finger and maybe a paper towel to smudge it down while it's drying is probably what helps it the most, just kind of intuitively knowing how & when to do it & control it is what makes it better.

I've tried those brush-extender mediums once or twice a few years ago, before but was never happy with the results - it seemed to be so uneven, and then parts of the canvas were shiny and other parts not as shiny, and it scanned in weird. So for now at least I just use water =P
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[User Picture]From: deannadavoli
2010-02-27 05:23 am (UTC)
They look awesome Jasmine! Jeff has been waiting for men's shoes to become available so he can order a pair from me...now to upload my images. lol
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