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Above: I was reading a book the other day and an artist was quoted as saying this. I decided it would make an interesting rubber-stamped text background in the current journal—which I made with Gutenberg, and the texture of the paper is visible when you click on the image to view an enlargement. (Scanner clipped the right edge off.)
The other day, as I mentioned in other posts, I pre-painted a lot of pages in my journal. Since I was still too sick to sketch it made sense to keep up with the productivity! The previous post on rubberstamped text backgrounds was so popular I wanted to share another one.
On this spread I used FW Acrylic inks again (they were already out), and started with a flat brush making strokes along the outside edges of the page spread with Indigo and Turquoise (which is sort of a cerulean blue). I let that dry and then added some full strength strokes of Flame Orange and also some splats of the same Orange—but they got a bit neutralized as I had some blue on the brush.