Hahnemühle Post Cards, 5


A second image of Randy’s Gardenia created during the video.

Terry Phillips’ Morning Glories climbing her bird feeder,
showing a bit of the layering process from ink to finish.

Hahnemühle makes a longer post card, which I played with above.
The underlayer was created in yellow Luma watercolors
then masked with Fineline Masking Fluid before greens were added.
Platinum Cassis Black ink outlined the petals then a wet brush
pulled the color into the petal.  The latter was not as successful as I’d hoped —
I am still getting used to these “changing” ink colors.

Finally a deep colored iris.  I underpainted the petals in Noodler’s Polar Brown and Super5 Australia before layering up with watercolors and  Platinum Citrus Black ink.
I find sometimes the Luma liquid watercolors bleed into the paper.
These are very old (no longer made) liquids, and I need to buy some new Martins or some such brand to see if it is because they are old. Occasionally the inks also bleed.
I can’t get a handle on when or why.  I keep playing with them.
I clip my postcards to a rigid piece of cardboard (a RedBubble mailer) in order to keep it laying flat.  They are heavy watercolor stock BUT all paper curls some unless held.
The striation you see in the green background comes from mixing
Platinum Citrus Black ink on the paper with Luma watrcolor…
the black particles sift out, and this interesting effect is born.  Happy accidents!

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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