The first layer on this page is a black Stabilo pencil. I love these pencils since they activate with water and make dense, black marks. I added a little splash of color to provide a focal point.
My substrate is some paper gifted to me by an artist. It is paper that is used in print-making so I have never used it before but I'm loving the thickness and it stands up well for mixed media work. However, it doesn't lie flat after applying media to the surface.
A friend suggested painting some gesso on the back to help flatten it but today, the pages were still wonky so I'm putting them under some bricks to see if that will help.
I don't really mind that they are not flat so whatever happens, happens.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!