“One Love, One Heart, let’s get together and feel alright.”
I am super excited about my new pigment ink pens for drawing. This morning I had an idea of something I wanted to make [see “One Love” card below], and I wondered if there was such a thing as a waterproof pen for drawing, and in different thicknesses – lo-and-behold, I found such a thing! 4 different thicknesses, waterproof on paper, and fast drying 🙂 This helpful article explained how “pigment” inks have tiny specks of pigment that bind to the paper fibers, more so than regular ink pens, making it waterproof!
I have been muddling over a few ideas of a card to make for a friend who just got married. I knew I wanted to do a pen&ink kind of drawing, and then with some added color. These two pieces gave me some inspiration:
and of course:
Bob Marley’s “One Love”
I wanted waterproof pens so I could add watercolor later. I have tried this in the past, but used a fine-tip permanent marker. In this case, I wanted something more fine tipped. These pens did not smudge or bleed, even when I did a heavy, wet wash of light blue for the background.
Then, I researched a bit to figure out how to flatten the watercolor since I had saturated it with so much water for the wash. This great blog entry answered my question in a jiffy, with great results – I used the dry iron.
You can buy one on Etsy, here!