Limor1278 Mixed Media Art Group. This month it's about Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. I love the Artist Pens. They are permanent india ink pens and I can watercolor over the drawing without running ink. They are my favorite. I am going to try rouging over the ink next and I will let you know. Actually, the Artist Pens are the only Faber Castell Design Memory Craft product that I own. I would love to try the Gelatos and Big Brush Pens! Below are the details of my project for this month.
I started with creating the floral image on the right of the page and penning it with the Artist Pens XS. I then went around the page with an outline to give me a border.
Next, I just started to watercolor. I tried my new watercolors and even though I still have a lot of practicing to do, I really like them. The only thing I did not like was the paper. I used Mixed Media 98# paper. Although, it is smooth for the pen work, the pilling was immediate. I did a water wash for the sky and I could not get my color on the page before the pilling started. I will definitely need to find a smooth 140# watercolor paper for my future work.
So, not wanting to start over on a heavier paper, I worked around the paper and continued to paint. All the watercolor was done without the use of masking medium, so you will see some slight bleeding here and there. I left it over night to dry. Then I went back and added some stamped butterflies and a bird. I colored the butterflies with distress ink Peacock Feathers and some more watercolor. The white on the butterfly wings is gesso.
I decided that I wanted to add a tag with a stamped sentiment on the left of the page. So I colored the tag with distress inks Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers. Then I stamped a Tim Holtz sentiment. I used one of my stencils with the Artist Pens Brush to create the flowers on the edge. Really cool effect. I will definitely be using the pens with my stencils in the future.
I hope you have enjoyed my walk through for my page. I really loved the way the Artist Pens work with watercolor. I will be exploring more of this in my daily journal. As I said previously, I will also be experimenting with the Artist Pens with some pen & ink rouging.
Hope everyone had a glorious August and will have a blessed September. I love fall, so I am ready for cool weather!
Enjoy & God Bless!