Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sketchbook pages 3 and 4 - ink and found tools ala Gina

I was chatting away with Gina the other day as she has been working on a sketchbook. She was drawing with found tools, particularly spaghetti. So I thought I would give it a go. The first page I did was with a feather, gosh it was harder than I thought. Here's what I did.
I then tried spaghetti, not quite as bad as the feather but I like how they have turned out. I added some metallic green pen and copper metallic pen to the page too.
I am going to revisit these pages with some ink as Gina has done in her post today.

Now or my dilemma - this sketchbook paper is pants!!!!! to say the least. I have to decide what to do - do I take the book apart and change the paper? or continue to glue into the book and save the hassle of rebinding???????????????????

WHAT WOULD YOU DO???????

9 comments:

arlee said...

very dynamic marks!
TAKE IT APART---it will only make it better and more durable, and then you can add thickly textured pieces and more :)

Gina said...

Fantastic results Carol. It's so exciting to see people taking up this sketchbook challenge. Just keep sticking things in the book...

Liz Plummer said...

I've glued a couple of pages together which seemed to work okay and I've also painted a few with clear gesso, which is also good. The gluing pages together seems to make a thicker page than the gesso but the gesso is good because if you're painting and make a mistake you can wipe it off!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Carol;
I would glue pages together or simply work outside the book and adhere pages as necessary. That is what I did when I did the Sketchbook Project last year, the book was definitely thicker though. Who would have thought to use spaghetti! Great idea.

Julie said...

I daren't take the book apart so I shall be gluing pages together and sticking things in, if I ever get started properly!

Max the Lobster said...

I haven't started mine yet but was looking at the paper and thinking exactly the same as you Pants!
I have thought of glueing together which i might do but i'm itching to get the scissors out. have also thought of completely replacing all the pages !!! Ought to do something soon but i like what you have done so far

ju-north said...

Sue Bleiweiss in her blog shows how she took the sketchbook apart and added pages.

Kayla coo said...

Lovely mark making and I too would stick pages together.
M x

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