Art Journal page

Posted: April 17, 2012 in art journal
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An art journal page from yesterday. I am working now into a new blank book. It is a Canson Artist Series “All Media” book that is taking water and medium very nicely. No pilling of paper or warping. The orange is watercolor foundation. The bottom border is masking tape to hold the watercolor paper with “deeply” written on it in watercolor crayon. The butterfly is an image from an expired calendar. I used soft gel, gloss on this piece which is highly unusual for me. 95% of the time I work with matte finish and was surprised I even had any gloss. The problem with gloss in Florida is that sometimes it refuses to dry. However, this is Golden brand and performed beautifully. Since the calendar was already superglossy finish, it seemed appropriate to use the gloss medium. I did outline the butterfly with one of my favorite tools, the Stabilo All pencil in black. I bought the same pencil except in brown this weekend and like that one too. I love the water soluble quality of these pencils…they make a deep, intense mark.

  1. Terry Garrett says:

    Hi There-
    I haven’t been on facebook much- Ron and I sold our house and bought a different one- a dyno studio space- and 9 acres of woods. We moved ourselves and we are still hoping to recover from that- I’m 59 and Ron is 60- but what can I say- we are two controlling Virgos and did it ourselves.
    New email:

    • crickyn says:

      i am loving the sound of your space! what I would give for 9 acres of woods, you have no idea. Congrats to you both and take a break! You deserve it, moving is hard work. (i am virgo moon).

  2. Terry Garrett says:

    Also…I love your journal page!

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