Wednesday, June 17, 2009
More Layers in the "Special Journal"
Rather than using acrylic for the layering I decided to just use two shades of watercolor, Andeth blue and Violet. It was just a wash and when it dried I added some punchanella. Then I wrote a little quote. I didn't have any clear gesso to put under the writing area so I wasn't able to get crisp letterforms. I have discovered clear gesso as a base for calligraphy on mixed media pieces. This is a journal that when I tell you about it you will want one because it is fabulous. It is about 6x6 (I love square) and has Strathmore 140lb 400 series watercolor paper in it which I really like because it takes watercolor, calligraphy and acrylic layering just fine. I will tell you more about and show you some ways I have filled it up in a few days.