Friday, November 4, 2011
Vintage Victorian V
This is the final version of the Victorian V that I talked about in last week's gilding post. It was done on the White Somerset Satin paper rather than the Soft white. I prefer the vintage look of the soft white but wanted to experiment with the brighter white. I used Caran D'Ache water soluble pencils to colour the design. It was interesting to see how they reacted to the paper. When I applied the water to the pigment, I could see the pigment fade rather than brighten like the Albrecht Durer pencils. The pastel burnish stage also faded into the paper. Although the scan does not pick it up, the entire design was burnished with the Diane Townsend white metallic pastel. I used the pastel to burnish over top of the painted letter and the coloured background burnish stage. It gives the whole piece a glow. On to W!