Thursday, June 27, 2019

Vintage Wedding Dream

I love my long fiber cotton rag paper, and today I'm trying a new, thinner weight piece that arrived with a batch from Sweden.  I like it!  It works very much like the heavier paper on the line work and light color. But when it comes to floating juicy watercolor into an area, it sits on top a little more, in danger of spreading past it's boundaries. So, I use a lighter touch to avoid this.  The paper also stays wetter, longer, which means the India ink I pop in at the end can become too strong in an instant.  I'll just wait a few seconds longer next time.  Even with the lighter weight, still no bleed through to the other side.  I will order this paper again.  Painting number 2373 in 2373 days.

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