This was something a bit new so I went to some tried and true, favorite tangles. I used brown, dark brown (Sakura's sepia), and white inks. For shading and highlighting I tried a brown Verithin colored pencil and a Zenstone.
|Tangles: Crescent Moon, Paisley Boa, Paradox, Phuds, Zedbra|
|Tangles: Crezn't, Dust Bunny, Flux, Knase, Knightsbridge, |
Palrevo, Pearlz, Printemps, Tagh, Tidings, Tipple, Wud
I wanted to try doing a wash on the paper before tangling it. Not a good idea. The paper quickly begins to rub off and the water seems to leave the paper more porous so the ink bleeds somewhat. I didn't get the nice clean lines I like. I left an area blank so you could see some of the wash.
I finally tried Aquafleur (love it) and experimented with a square grid tangle I'm working on. I used some regular Prismacolor pencils for shading. They go on better but their waxiness makes them look a little grainy and it can't be softened with a tortillion (blending stick).
|Tangles: Aquafleur, Aura, Black Pearlz, Knightsbridge, Pearlz, |
an unintended variation of Boo-kee,
and a square grid tangle I'm working on.
There is a slight greenishness to this paper that I don't really like, but once the brown ink is on, the green diminishes a lot. Don't try putting a wash on this paper, and I'd advise against hard lead pencils such as Verithin.
Working on toned paper is a bit of a challenge and great fun. I think I'll dig out some gray paper and try that.