Tuesday, January 25, 2011
White Charcoal Solution!
Before I put this piece away in the flat file (or the circular file), I thought I would give it another think. I wanted to use white lines between the shapes and not do it with a tiny brush and acrylic paint. Originally, I thought I could use the new Sharpie paint pens (they come in white, did you know that?!) but the white seemed to absorb into the watercolor paper and not leave the clean line I desired for this batik effect.
Thinking. Thinking. Thinking.
How about white charcoal? One line as a test and it seemed to be just what I wanted. Another two hours later, and it was finished! I like it.
Problems just give artists a new way to be creative.