Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Clear Glaze pen play
I started with a white tile (my usual 3 1/2" square). I got the basic flower and heart shapes by using a simple stencil I had laying around. The glaze takes a bit longer to dry than regular ink so I paused a bit before I did each shape. After the shapes were in I went ahead and did my tangling. The pen produces a fairly thick line so I tried not to get too complicated with the tangles. I also found that drawing with a clear pen on a white tile makes it a little tricky seeing where you have been. I solved that by holding the tile at a bit of an angle so the light would reflect off the lines.
After the tangles were done I got out my watercolor paints. I just used a blue and a purple here. I wet the entire surface with water and then put in swaths of color while it was still wet. After it was all dry I used a colored pencil to reinforce some darks in the corners.