Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Study - Leafing Pen Resist

On NGS group we are doing a study of Bernie Berlin's book "Artist Trading Card Workshop". This week, one of my favorites: Leafing Pen Resist. Take a look at Bernie's book to see the beautiful samples she has using the liquid watercolors with this technique - fabulous!
The metallic ink in these pens is resistant to watercolor and spray inks. There are a variety of metal colors and pen tip sizes to choose from. Bernie recommends using watercolor paper for this technique. On one of the backgrounds, i used a medium point tip silver pen to draw asterisks. On the next one, a broad tip gold pen to create large polka dots. On the last one, a broad tip copper pen to draw squiggles.
I don't have liquid watercolors, so I sprayed blue ink over the surface.
Before drying, sprayed purple ink over the top and then let dry.
On the second one, I sprayed yellow ink over the surface, then added blue color wash with a brush to get the green splotches.
On the last, I sprayed yellow ink then painted on red squiggles.
Bernie's use of liquid watercolors creates a more blended background (make sure you get a look at her book!)
Here are my backgrounds:

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Funny how the old techniques are some of the best! Thanks for the reminder.