|5 X 7 / Faber Castell Graphite Aquarelle 4B on hot press watercolor paper|
Since I love black and whites, I thought I'd try a graphite aquarelle pencil on hot press watercolor paper. The black is deep - like ink. Values are not my strong suit, so this pencil is made for people like me. Some lines were drawn with a dry tip and then wet with a brush, and some lines were drawn after the tip was dipped in water.
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Per the teacher's instruction, we covered each individual sheet of deli paper with alcohol ink mixed with blending fluid using small pieces of felt. When dry, the sheets were India ink stamped with a variety patterns (the teacher loaned us her stamps).
Here are a couple of pieces I did in class.
|Deli paper / 12X12 / with alcohol ink & asst'd. stamps|
All of the background papers can be stored flat in a box or kept together in a roll. Our teacher said it was really nice to have a big stash of these printed background sheets so you're ready to go when you're in the mood to journal, but not in the mood to paint. They can be torn in random pieces or used in one sheet.
I don't think I'll use deli sheets as backgrounds for every journal page, but making them is relaxing - really a creative pleasure.