Hello friends, hope you are keeping well. It's going to be a busy few days here on the blog, so I thought I would just get this post in before the end of the month.
Some of you will have seen the journal cover I made with the journal die by Eileen Hull. Well as promised today I am sharing the first double page. Hand drawn images from nature, combined with washi tapes and other collage elements. The insert itself was made using a mix of watercolour and drawing paper and the simple 3 hole bookbinding technique.
I'll share a few close ups below.
A few snowdrops from my garden and an ivy twig, just for fun and drawing practice.
I made a happy discovery while drawing this: I lightly outlined the shapes of the leaves with lead pencil and then drew in the veins with a Prisma Premier pencil in cream. I then water coloured the leaves and found that the Prisma, because it is wax based, resisted the water colour, yay, makes life so much easier when painting leaves!
I also used some Derwent Inktense pencils on the branches and parts of the leaves, and despite these being ink based (and permanent when dry) the Prismas resisted them too.
The snowdrops were outlined with a micron pen, which I now really regret, ah well, I'll know better next time.
Here is a closer look at the page on the right, mostly collaged with tea died papers, and washi.
I painted the twig, but the little feather is a srap of a gorgeous washi tape which I ordered on Etsy a while back.
Well, that's it for now, I completed the next double page too, but that will have to wait for another time.
I am going to finish with a lovely quote for a change:
I have learnt that, what I have not drawn, I have never really seen - Frederick Frank
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