It’s my intent to go to every Mixed Media play day that Janice Berkebile offers at Daniel Smith mothership. What she does is not my usual art practice (USk, on location sketching) but it’s good to learn new things and new materials.
Today was making cards with color blocks and ink. Oh, I just love Janice’s line work and imaginative designs. It’s not something I do well. I think this is simple enough to be a good place to start working on that.
She uses Pitt and Micron black, permanent ink pens for initial lines. Then she embellishes with a Pentel brush pen and other things. She recommended keeping a notebook of good ink line designs that you develop.
Janice recommended working from life. But she also collects some botanical and wild life guides to use as reference.
First we painted blocks of color on torn and folded sheets of watercolor paper. Once dry, we worked in botanical ink designs. The front one with the large flower is my favorite and it’s already been mailed as a get-well card.