I’ve been softening my ink and liquid watercolors by diluting them with water,
and decided to see what happened when I used them almost full strength.
After the initial crayola-crayon-gone wrong I just kept layering colors because really,
once it is garish you can’t ruin it so that became another experiment —
Just how many layers of color can a Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Sketchbook take?
A LOT A LOT A LOT and not bleed.
Which brings me to a wrap-up as I finish this journal…
I LOVE this journal.
I’ve now worked a whole Hahnemuhle Watercolour Book
and while it is true the watercolor paper in that book is excellent,
this lovely journal takes a lot of water thrown at it for a lighter-weight paper.
(I always clip my sketchbooks, not matter how thick the paper.)
Both journals took my constant flexing and bending (I am hard on a journal) and
the extra pages in this journal make it a a good price for such a formal looking journal.
(But don’t let it give you blank book syndrome… dive in and mess it up!)
The only thing I’d change is I’d love one of those nice bands they put on
the watercolor journals — so I can dispense with a fat clip!
I will be buying more, from WetPaint!
I will post the whole journal in the next couple days.
©D. Katie Powell.
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