Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kraaft Shaak Challenge February

Over in Google Plus, Heather has issued this month's challenge in the Kraafters Kommunity. It's a nice, easy challenge -- COLORING. Color anything you want, using any type of coloring medium. This is my entry for the challenge.

On her Kraaft It Live Show on Tuesdays at noon MST, she demo'd coloring with Faber-Castell Big Brush Pens. They are India Ink but can be manipulated with water, once dry, they are permanent. She showed her blending technique on some monograms she had drawn.

I decided to play along, so I drew and "S".  Not having those pens, I used my InkTense blocks which are the same principle -- ink that can be moved by water, but once dry, they are permanent.

In hindsight, I wish I had used watercolor paper instead of my Dylusions Journal. The papers just don't stand up good to alot of water, plus they are absorbent which doesn't lend to the "blending process" well. Also, I must test the colorfastness of the pens I use !!! You can see "bleeding" -- AURGH!!!  But, what's done is done... maybe I'll learn from my mistakes...