Friday, 30 January 2015
Claudia reminded me in a recent post about a technique with petroleum jelly that I first read about in Surface Treatment Workshop by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson. The dark blue on this page was acrylic paint applied over the petroleum jelly and once the paint dried I scraped it off. The only thing with using the petroleum jelly is that it makes it difficult to write on afterwards, which is why the outlining on the white writing tails off.
It was one of those pages where I just kept going, even when I thought it was okay. Sometimes you just have to go beyond what you're happy with and cover up some of those bits you love. It gives a depth that isn't possible otherwise.
I think I like it :)