I am captivated by he visible mending movement.
It totally thrills my hippy self; it makes me conservation self so so happy.
We use things up and recycle them —
my nice clothes become painting clothes, then finishing rags.
But now I can proudly wear my patched favorite clothes in public
and be trendy!
This inky experiment is one of the patches I am sewing for Mitchell’s knees on his jeans.
Other than the needle and thread, which is a waterproof ink, all the other inks are water-soluble. I did a pencil sketch, layered lines, and erased the pencil. I hit the lines with a waterbrush — quickly, and not all colors at once! I don’t want to belabor the water — in fact, if the waterbrush is one of those soppy wet brushes, it is better to use a watercolor brush and water for more control.
Many of the colors mushed too sloppy, so I added lines after they dried.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pentel Aquash waterbrushes,
TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Aussie Brown ink,
TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Toffee Ink,
FPR Himalayan with Robert Oster Melon Tea,
TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire ink,
Jinhao 750 with Goulet 1.1 stub nib with Papier Plume Red Beans and Rice,
Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink.
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