When I posted about working in my Gelli Printed sketchbook, I got a ton of e-mails from people confused about the process. So, I thought I'd share a quick breakdown of the process.
To read about Gelli Printing in my sketchbook, read this post.
My pages look like this when I start:
Then I use a Pitt Brush Pen to create my initial sketch:
It's a different method of sketching than I normally do. You're really working with an outline and that's hard for me.
Then I take a Big Brush Pen and fill in the "empty" spaces with black.
This is the step that made a lot of people think I was working on a black background. But, as you can see, I'm not.
I like the white Sharpie because it's super opaque AND you can smudge it for a painterly look.
I have to think kind of hard when I'm working in this book because it's a little more unforgiving than other methods. That said, I'm enjoying experienting and learning!
Hope that helps explain the process for those of you who had questions!
Thanks for stopping by!