This class was a lot of fun. Something new, something mindless, intuitive, messy, relaxing, abstract, and yet, still the project contributed to my precision and new found love for colors that aren't black; (BTW: BLACK is a color, as a matter of fact, its all colors coming together in a beautiful abyss of chaos that still makes me swoon).
This method was my preferred I think. SO many possibilities. I used these nifty Pentel Sparkle pens I got for Jul (I got a lot of glittery inks and things for Jul!), they are glitter pens but have multi-tones depending on the surface used and the medium or under colors. I think it was a cool effect, but i still want to try the simplicity of only silver or maybe rose gold.
The last technique required some troubleshooting. My hands weren't as steady as I'd like and everything that could go wrong decided to do just that; from ink blobs because of too much pressure on my dip pen nib, to my Valejo WATERPROOF India Ink bleeding - you name it, I dealt with it. In the end I just went with it by adding a white stroke and then evening out the black outlines between the white stroke for a less "oops" look. ha! Oh, and we can also ignore the side of the piece to the left where I forgot to tape it off for a clean border, and the edge of the last piece done where the tape pulled a rather large piece of the paper up. Burnishing it with a bit of talcum powder made it significantly less in-your-face.
In any case, I enjoyed the process and learned a lot. In the end, that's all that matters. These will probably go in my art journal with notes of what I learned. It's always fun to go back and look at first attempts of new projects and/or processes.