Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A little experiment...very little...

I don't own any gesso, so instead I tried some white primer we had sitting around the house. It didn't work at all. Watercolor just beads up on it and ink doesn't do that well, either. So, I just experimented with watercolor and pen right on the bare page of text. I kind of like it this way! I may need to make my designs rather "ink dense" to cover the text enough so they don't get lost in the background, but that should be a fun problem to overcome. Here's my little experimental sheet. This is one of the pages I removed from my altered book Scripture Journal.
This was such a simple little thing, but I really enjoyed it. It should be very satisfying to fill this journal. I will be Mod Podging two or three page sections together to give it more strength and so the watercolors won't warp it so much. I'm off to explore some of your blogs! Shalom! (I kind of like this new "compose" page on Blogger, except that I can't make paragraph breaks where I want them! Anyone know why that is?)

5 comments:

  1. I found paragraphs more reliable in the HTML box- they go all over the place, or nowhere at all, in Compose for me! Where you hit return in HTML you really do get a new line.

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    1. Thanks, Mags! I'll play around with it. I don't know much about HTML, but I'll give it a look! :D

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  2. I've had all kinds of trouble with the "new" blogger and prefer the old. I'll keep using it as long as Blogger allows me to. Sorry I can't be more help with your blog problem. However, I really like the experiments you created, especially since you had to find something to substitute for gesso. I have found gesso doesn't work well with pen and ink, either, if that is any consolation.

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    1. Thanks for your help about Blogger. Maybe I can switch back to the old one, or try the HTML thingy. I kind of like the bare page method I used here. It'll save me money on gesso anyway,lol!

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  3. I've been planning to do something similar so it's great i get to see it on your blog now i got me some tips!

    first-time in WOYWW

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