Yippeee!!! My new blog is finally up!
I’m still working out all the bugs and tweaking the design, but I really like my new home on the web. It certainly is a big design change from my old blog. The old, dark design was more than a bit dated and it was time to get serious and move to a self hosted platform. So bye bye Typepad, hello WordPress.org!!
Stepping out of my comfort zone,
Just found your blog/newsletter post on fb about illustrating and journaling in your Bible. Im wondering what materials you use so the colors don’t bleed through the other side. I would love to be doing this!
Anney- To help prevent bleed through to the reverse side I prep the page I am working on with clear gesso. I have a short tutorial about how to do this here. In the same post I also reviewed several brands of clear gesso. A lot of people use the Prima Marketing Art Basics clear gesso. It was out of stock and hard to find for a long time so I tried other brands. I use and like Cheap Joe’s clear gesso. It’s cheap, goes on smooth, a jar will last a long time, and I already order art supplies from Cheap Joe’s anyway…
For outlining, I use a black Pigma Micron. To add color I have used watercolor (use as little water as you can), watercolor pencils (again, not too much water), regular colored pencils, and pastel chalk.
Prepping the page and being careful with materials can help prevent true bleed through (a nasty, dark mark soaking through the page) to the reverse. However, it is really hard to prevent at least a slight “ghosting” or shadow image on the reverse.
Sorry the reply was so long. I hope it helps. If you have any questions just ask, I am always happy to help!
I hope you have fun Bible Journaling and spending time in God’s Word!!!!