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Last Page—Squeezing Some More Into the Book

April 3, 2012

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120329AllergistOfficeLeft: Final page in the TH Saunders Waterford High White 90 lb. Hot Press watercolor test journal I'd made. Using a couple Faber-Castell Pitt Artist's Calligraphy pens and some Daniel Smith Watercolors.

Went in for my allergy shots the other day and didn't realize I only had the last page of the book (endsheet was blank but I had to save that for the index). So I started drawing, knowing I was going to try to fit stuff in as I could. And my first pen was totally dried out! So I restated some lines with a fresher one. Then started drawing the blonde woman (back of head view), and another person sat down in front of her (he moved before I could resolve his legs). It seemed odd to use this pen because I've been using a pencil lately. (More on that in future posts.)

I have really enjoyed this book I made with the TH Saunders Waterford High White 90 lb. Hot Press watercolor paper. I have some of this paper in the regular white and in cold press (order arrived that way and I decided to keep it), that I still have to make up into books, but I think this will be one of my favorite papers for visual journaling in the future. 

I had trouble not taking down its sister book and starting it as my next journal, but I needed a change and picked a toned paper journal instead. I look forward to working on this paper again.

If you would like to read more about this paper please see my full review of TH Saunders Waterford 90 lb. Hot Press watercolor paper here.

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