WELL: THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG – my new art journal is dead! I am going to have to begin again. I had serious misgivings about the weight of the paper yesterday. I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO MYSELF! Today I have been working in it & have totally ruinated several pages & just to top it off – (LUCKILY – I scanned this page right away,) the black ‘artline’ marker that I used to draw in my flower garden in the ‘gutter’ of the page has bled everywhere. The cause was the Matte Medium I applied to the following page to start the background. The following page almost fell apart in my hands – I have even added a piece of sturdy scrapbooking paper down the gutter to strengthen it, BUT, it’s a shocker! What a mess! Uggh! I HATE THAT! Even after a coat of gesso as a substrait! HOW frustrating.
I KNOW THIS – DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH LOW END PAPER for mixed media – it just can’t stand the working & re-working! LOL!…….(I even issue this with my RR instructions to new artists!). stupid me, stupid me, stupid me!!!!
..SUZI, you are wrong on this one! (Suzi Blu says use any book)…………TOMORROW I will either buy one or get some paper to make a new one – I can’t think about it right now – I am too disappointed – if I look at this any longer – it will end up in the bin TONIGHT! (when I said yesterday that I had given myself permission to throw it in the bin – I imagined it would be because I didn’t like the end result – not that I would have puckered up, see through pages with holes in them!)