Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Experimenting with Shiva Paint Stiks

I have been experimenting  with Shiva Paint Stiks today.  I had heard that they are an amazing medium.  I found them to be pretty awesome myself.  They are smooth and creamy and blend flawlessly together.  The only drawback that I found, at least for myself, is that you need to let them dry for at least 24 hours before layering over the top with other mediums.  As impatient as I am, I think they might just be worth it!  I haven't finished these obviously....but here is what I've done with them so far.

These are done on Bristol Vellum, because that's what was close at hand at the time.  I used three colors all together, Antique White, Beige and Dusty Rose.  I smooshed them around with my fingers and in the smaller areas, used a small brush.  I'm pretty happy with how these perform, so I think I'm going to experiment some more!


  1. how exciting. Where did you get them. I'm going to Dick Blicks and see if they carry them. I have to have them:)) Nice work above. Take care.

  2. Gloria, i'm excited for you, I can feel your inspiration by the tone of your post and I'm so glad! Dick Blick does carry them. You can order them individually or in sets. Most quilting places would also have the also, they were originally designed for painting on fabric I think. I've also seen them at JoAnns and Michaels. Go for it!

  3. Love the blending of the skin tones!


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