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Map Love Madness No. 3


5x8" watercolor moleskine, watercolor

Welcome to my adventure in map making. More maps of cities where grids are few and the streets follow the natural geography of hills and rivers. The watercolor moleskine is perfect. Really. No warping, vivid watercolor paints, luscious paper for drawing or painting. A very different experience than my experiments in the sketch moleskine.

To get the lines really super sharp, I "painted" them with blue frisket {technically Schminke blue masking fluid} which comes in a bottle with a tip for drawing. Then I painted with watercolor and after everything was dry, peeled off the frisket. The lines are ready for journaling, writing street names, still pondering what is next!

As I shared in Map Love Madness and Map Love Madness No. 2, I'm reading Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking and I'm obsessed with inventing maps.

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I have been working on a cartography map of Amook Island, Alaska working with mixed media. My inspiration was "The Interimaginational Institute of Fantastical Exploration and Cartography" by Allison. Come look on my flickr page, harmes.sherry, and see. I will be making more, I'm sure. Thanks for the idea of using the frisket. It helps "corral" the watercolors to their own spaces as well, I see. Where did you get your watercolor moleskin? Hugs from Alaska.

02.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

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