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A Weirdo Journal

October 13, 2009

Journal with Magnani Annigoni Designo paper.

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Above: A page spread from my new "weirdo" journal that I just started on October 7. I used Annigoni Designo from Magnani for the paper, and it's a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch with whatever Holbein gouache I had sitting out on the china palette that late at night. I added the line of text after the painting. I had a bunch of cut lines and this one just fit. I also added the pink textured foil after painting because—well isn't that the coolest foil ever? There is also metallic stamp ink spread along the top and bottom of this journal page, but that is mostly hidden now. (I did restate some of my ink lines after painting.) Click on the image to view an enlargment.

I was watching "The Dog Whisperer," which is one of my favorite shows. I couldn't resist grabbing my journal when I saw this adorable Frenchie. (What is it with me and little dogs lately!?)

I have much more to say about this "weirdo" journal, including an explanation of why it's "weirdo." But in the meantime I wanted to share this little dog, and remind students from Saturday's class of this paper's name. I'll have more to say about this tan paper in a couple days. (See in the belly, or under "October, or at the right fore edge of the page for the tan paper color.)

In the meantime you can read about the paper here. If you can't wait to try the paper and are in the Twin Cities you can get SHEETS of this lovely paper at Wet Paint. (Don't buy pads.) But you also might want to wait and hear about the "weido" journal.

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