Invisibilities and Watercolors

Moleskine A4 watercolor journal, slicci pen, glaze pen, watercolors

Sometimes when I read art books I get inspired before fully reading the tutorial text. I'm really not great about reading instructions or directions or even recipes. I might guess how something is done and that becomes the launching point for an experiment or a curiosity to persue. That's what happened here!

In reading Journal It! by Jenny Doh {reviewed here}, I got a spark of an idea from one of Jill Berry's watercolor backgrounds. Using a clear gellyroll glaze pen, I wrote about photography and the meaning of the themes or subjects you choose to photograph. It's quite boring, but the idea was to just see what would happen if I painted over the glaze pen. Then I watercolored over the words to make them appear. Some colors provide more contrast than others, and I like the look and feel of the page but perhaps not the composition! As an experiment goes it was a success because the method works! {Funny.... turns out that this is not what was in the tutorial! In the book, Jill wrote OVER the watercolors with gel pens!}

My art for DAY 20 of Art Every Day Month

November is Art Every Day Month (AEDM) facilitated by Leah of Creative Every Day.