Left: 8.5 x 11 inch page from my Not-So-Blank-Page Journal—a collaborative project in which members of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective made backgrounds and we all have been working on them as we please. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
This is a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch of a French Bulldog, which I then "painted" "black" using little sponge tipped make-up tools that I found at Ax-Man to smear Brilliance Stamp Ink (from reinkers) around.
(I don't wear make up so I never have any of these little tools lying around unless I find them at Ax-Man.)
In life this image is sort of sparkly because the Brilliance ink is sparkly. Of course this characteristic wreaks havoc with value and contrast, but what the heck. Sometimes you just have to push globby ink around with a little foam-tipped make-up tool because it's fun.
(The red words were stamped after I had collaged the sketch of the dog down in place—yes that's washi tape you see on the dog, it's Piecemeal! I covered its ear with a paper mask when stamping the text. I brought the original background colors out to the edge of the sheet with rubberstamp ink as I explained in yesterday's post. But at the top of the page where the background was white I left the edges white.)