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Astuce peinture carreaux

22 May

Qui n’a pas pesté en repeignant ses carreaux muraux lorsque la peinture est chassée sur des zones recouvertes de restes de joint en silicone ?

Je ne sais pas vous, mais moi j’ai bien nettoyé ma surface au produit dégraissant, à l’anti-calcaire et à l’alcool, je l’ai grattée à la lame et je l’ai inspectée scrupuleusement. Alors quelles ne furent pas ma surprise et ma frustration de voir ma première couche de peinture blanche laquée chassée par endroits, en forme de points ou de traits, là où j’avais si fastidieusement nettoyé.

J’ai donc réfléchi à un petit hack et pris deux heures de retard planifié pour passer le lendemain des petits coups de stylo correcteur-blanc afin de remplir les zones non peintes, sachant fort bien pour en avoir fait l’expérience : ce qui ne se peint pas en première couche ne se peint pas. Point.

Puis seconde couche de peinture spéciale pour carrelage mural; nickel. On ne voit pas les raccords. Il faudra voir à l’usage comment ça vieillit.

Collage d'imagettes montrant la première couche de peinture chassée par endroits par du silicone, moi appliquant du tipp-ex pour combler, le travail achevé, et finalement, la seconde couche parfaite de peinture

#drawvember: days 11-20

20 Nov

I know one great way to end the day and wash away the worries of work (tee hee), but when that’s not an option, I draw :) 

Since last summer, I have happily neglected the drawing iPad apps that I favoured these past few years, because  of the *feeling* actual tools and materials provide. Feeling what I’m drawing is something I have always missed on the iPad. On the other hand, there are limited “undo” options with actual materials. Each context is very different and both have advantages and drawbacks. At the moment, I am having the most fun with non digital art. 

I drew everyday in October for #inktober and liked it so much, and made enough progress that I wanted to continue, hence #drawvember. The first 10 are in #drawvember: days 1-10.

Day 11: Bird on a bough. Uniball black pin pen, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pen, watercolour. 10×15 cm.Bird on the bough of a tree in bloom

Day 12: Japanese woman in yukata holding an umbrella. Uniball black pin pen, watercolour. 10×15 cm.Japanese woman in yukata holding an umbrella and seen from the back.

Day 13: Lavender fields in Provence. watercolour. 10×15 cm. Lavender fields, country house, trees and hills.

Day 14: Octopus and fish. Uniball black pin pen (0.05 mm).Octopus and fish, filled out with different thin and delicate patterns

Day 15: Nose and mouth. Pixels. Uniball black pin pens. Nose and mouth done in pixels

Day 16: Nemo, Dory & Bruce. From a “Finding Nemo” preparatory sketch by Ricky Nierva. Uniball black pin pens, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens, watercolour. Nemo, Dory & Bruce; fish and shark right behind them.

Day 17: Sailboat at sea. Black Indian ink and pen. Sailboat at sea

Day 18: Ryu. A dragon. Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens and water. Red Chinese seal (a gift from my trip in China last Spring) saying my name and its equivalent in Chinese. 10×15 cm. Dragon in grey shades.

Day 19: Powdering the neck. Reproduction of a Kitagawa Utamaro Ukiyo-e that I saw at the Guimet Museum in Paris last month. Uniball black pin pens, Faber-Castell grey soft brush pens. 10×15 cm. Powdering the neck. Reproduction of a Kitagawa Utamaro Ukiyo-e. Woman seen from behind, a hand on her neck, and the reflection of her face in the mirror she holds.

Day 20: A swirl of cats. Jedi and Mo sharing one basket. Uniball black pin pen (0.1 mm). black ink drawing of my two cats sharing one basket.

#inktober days 11-15

15 Oct
[Inktober: 31 Days 31 Drawings, with a theme list, in case one needs inspiration.]

Day 11: transport. Because love transports and moves people. Because I am in love.
Black ink and red felt pen showing a branch with leaves and heart-shaped red leaves. Two red birds on a branch facing each other, their wings shaped as a heart.  Black ink and red felt pen showing a branch with leaves and heart-shaped red leaves. Two red birds on a branch facing each other.


Day 12: worried. I *was* worried that day! Took me forever to get started and draw. That was appropriate. 

Black ink and watercolour showing an reproduction of Munch’s The Scream. Black ink and watercolour showing an reproduction of Munch's The Scream.


Day 13: scared. Black ink drawing of a scared eye.Black ink drawing of a scared eye.


Day 14: tree. This is inspired by a print by Hiroshige. 

Black ink drawing of a big tree by a lake, three tiny peopke underneath and three cranes taking off above the water. Black ink drawing of a big tree by a lake, three tiny peopke underneath and three cranes taking off above the water.


Day 15: relax. My boy a couple weeks ago (except it doesn’t look like him.)

Black ink drawing of a boy reading a comics book on a rocking chair.Black ink drawing of a boy reading a comics book on a rocking chair.


Inktober’s prompt list: Inktober's prompt list with suggested themes for everyday.

#inktober days 6-10

10 Oct
[Inktober: 31 Days 31 Drawings, with a theme list, in case one needs inspiration.]

Day 6: hidden. Black ink drawing of a woman hidden partially by a hood.
ink drawing of a woman hooded

Day 7: lost. Black ink drawing of a man in the desert in front of a post with elements which shadow on the ground forms an arrow. (Cf. Marc-Antoine Mathieu)black ink drawing of a man in the desert in front of a post with elements which shadow on the ground forms an arrow

Day 8: rock. Black ink and light watercolour picturing pebbles piled on top of a rock in green water. Black ink and light watercolour picturing pebbles piled on top of a rock in green water

Day 9: broken. Black ink and grey/blue watercolour picturing broken glass.
Black ink and grey watercolour picturing broken glass.

Day 10: jump. Black ink and grey watercolour showing a horse jumping. Black ink and grey watercolour showing a horse jumping


Inktober’s prompt list: Inktober's prompt list with suggested themes for everyday.