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.

5 comments:

julie king said...

wonderful! i want one of these little journals. please dish about it! hee hee

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

So gorgeous! That color combo is one of my favorites. I actually used it recently in some of my own work.

Love the "rain" drips of watercolor. I've used bubble wrap before (great fun) but never tried a tp roll!

2ifbysea said...

Another beauty, Martha!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

So glad you told us about your journal and the right paper - I love square too.

Sherry said...

really loving all the layers in this small journal. can't wait to here more.

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