Here’s a step by step for how i make my smaller swirl drawings – graphics heavy!
Starting with a distress ink base in my gold HandMadeBook:
Next i rubber stamped some of my larger gear stamps in some gold speedball ink:
Some under-journaling with a dip pen in a purpley-brown ink:
Then large black swirls drawn on with the ink dropper:
Drawing ink sketchy swirls with a dip pen and white ink:
Finish off by filling in with smaller white swirls!
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pen and ink drawing on strathmore mixed media paper
Here’s another step-by-step!
Starting with a blank 5″ x 7″ canvas board:
made a background with vintage security envelopes, correspondence and book text:
added some acrylic paint with stencils:
rubber stamping with a solvent ink pad:
checking the placement of the book illustrations:
then i glued down the pics with gel medium and splattered with acrylic inks:
charcoal pencil around the pictures:
and more charcoal around the edges, then sealed with gel medium!
This item is available for purchase via my etsy shop
step out time! i usually forget to take in process pics, not this time! So warning: post is all photos…
started off with a mini 2×4 canvas:
layered some vintage ephemera – security envelopes, correspondence, book text:
next came stenciling with acrylic paint daubers:
and some rubber stamps with a solvent ink pad:
check placement of antique book illustrations:
then glue down the illustrations and add more ink drops:
outline illustrations and frame with charcoal pencil, seal with gel medium and we’re done!
This item is available for purchase via my etsy shop!