Not an Update on Last Night’s Collage Meeting

October 18, 2011

Above: Sketching from the television and adding collage papers. (The red lapel lines are a solid red paper that was laid down before the patterned paper, because I only had a thin strip of the patterned paper and couldn't "match" it across shirt seams.) Faber-Castel Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen  with some white colored pencil.

I knew on Sunday that I would be away from the computer from noon Monday through Tuesday, so I set up this post Sunday. This past few days I was gathering materials for Monday's MCBA Visual Journal Collective meeting (collage was the topic). Of course my thoughts turned that way my preoccupation was reflected in my journal. I started sticking more papers on to the pages.

People who have taken my on-line Strathmore journaling class will know that I enjoy using papers to fill in areas. I think the busy print paper works great for a TV character who loves to wear "resort" shirts.

I'm also back to using the calligraphy pen and also my Pentel Pocket Brush Pen (in other sketches, not this one). It's nice to come back to rich black ink after playing around with lighter inks.

If you are interested in using Stonehenge Kraft Brown paper to make your own journal, please read about my experiences with this paper. I do not recommend it for binding.

It is, however, a lovely paper to work on with pen and ink and collage, so if you are working flat, knock yourself out. (Note the scan turned out too light and doesn't show the color of the paper off to best advantage, whereas in the other post, the Japanese Chin dog, you'll get a better idea about the paper color.)

I hope to be back on the computer soon.

    • Katie
    • October 18, 2011

    I love the look of that white colored pencil on the toned paper! I will have to try that.

  1. Reply

    Katie, some folks take the time to make gradations of white across the highlight areas for really subtle looks. I’m just trying to remind myself where the greatest highlights were.
    I hope you have fun playing with this.

    Now I’m off the computer for the day.

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