Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Gathering of Color Blobs

This is a quick test of some paper in a
nice diary that's in the photo background,
with the gold impression on
the cover and words all over it
I bought it at the Mark Twaine
home---it looks antique and has an interesting
clasp----the paper is lined as for a diary.
I never thought to use it for art journaling
because of the lines--but
Kathrin Jebsen-Marwell uses lined paper
and it looks super---so I decided to test it
for waterclor pencil and Pitt Pen as it seems
a bit like the Moleskine paper. I made three
colored blobs and then waterbrushed them---
they sort of resembled fish---so I outlined
them and could see the paper was usable
with light use of water---but not as heavy
as the Moelskine. I would not think it
would hold up as time passed...so it won't
get used for jounaling....I think you ought
to use something you feel you can trust.

7 comments:

Dorothy said...

Dear Winna, Your work is a huge inspiration to me, and your postings are a big reason I subscribe to EDM.
I'm a late bloomer, loved art as a child, but the usual story, raised a family, had to work, no time for art. Now that I'm older with a little extra time, I find I am enjoying art journaling and playing with watercolor pencils, and pens, and of course getting my fill of art supplies is sheer heaven.
Thanks for the daily inspiration. I would love to draw and paint like you when I "grow up."
dorothy

Anonymous said...

You will enjoy it more as the freedom of yourself runs throughout your days..what you do is what you do--embrace it's uniqueness...winna

Anonymous said...

You will enjoy it more as the freedom of yourself runs throughout your days..what you do is what you do--embrace it's uniqueness...winna

winna said...

somebody emailed that no comments can be made so I am am just testing

rachelhoward said...

That really confused me for a bit - I was expecting blobs and all I could see was fish - that's quite an impressive transformation!

An old school friend and I used to play a game where you did a few little squiggles or lines on a piece of paper and swapped. The other person had to make a picture out of it. I have a feeling you'd be good at that!

rachelhoward said...

I appear to be able to comment. :)

Jules said...

Winna, I too have a couple of lovely lined journals that I would love to use - but I don't feel that I could do them justice! Plus, as you say, I'm just not sure about the 'security' of the paper with water washes. - which reminds me - you have inspired me to try water brushes. I never have and really want to explore them. x