Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I spent my Christmas money on some Spectrum Aqua markers and, let's just say....I was not disappointed! I stamped and masked a cluster of Lotus flowers using the Lovely Lotus stamp set from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps on water color paper.
I've been experimenting with paper since I really don't know much about water color papers. My MIL gifted me a pad of Canson Cold Press--which I like. It doesn't pill up like some other papers I've had. Pilling is not good in my book! I also have a pad of Cold Press Bee Paper--I honestly cannot recall where or when I picked this up---just a happy surprise when organizing the Studio one day. It has more texture, or tooth as they say, than the Canson. I like the added texture and find it to absorb quickly. This isn't my favorite for washes or when I want to move the colors around a bit. But, it definitely has it's place!
I also have a pad of Fabriano Hot Press which has very little tooth--or, is smooth. I save this for special and well thought out projects as it is the priciest pad I have. Definitely hoard worthy! That's about the extent of my information at this point--I couldn't really even call it knowledge--but if you are looking for some of that, you might want to check out this post from Water Color Misfit.
I finished my project with a verse from the Sweet N Sassy Stamps' Faith Set. What are you working on?