Life, it never gets quieter - or less filled.
So, been doing some FUN stuff. I took the pre-conference bookbinding workshop last Thursday. It's part of the BYU A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting Conference. It was so inspiring! My class was taught by Judy Sommerfeldt, she was very thorough and a good person to learn from - just in case you ever have the chance to take her class.
First - We learned how to create Sink Art - it's how we made the designs for the covers of our books:
Cover area with plastic - and wear an apron - I learned this the hard way.
Brushes - all sizes
Scorers - to make comb marks or lines
Chalk (once they get on wet paper they become permanent and won't rub off)
Watercolor paper (Arches is great)
Apply permanent ink:
Let it dry a smidge
Add some score marks if desired
Blow some of the drops into fanned out sprays
Keep some parts puddled, let some edges dry (the wet parts will wash away, the drier it is the darker it will be.)
Wash ink off in the sink, get some good water markings in there, swirl the water around a bit.
(Good thing there were come willing people in the class that allowed me to snap some photos- washing the ink off your own paper and taking photos at the same time just did NOT work!)
Now wash it well, you want to get rid of all excess ink so that you have some nice white contrast areas
Add chalk, walnut ink and salt (if desired)
Then dry completely...