I had a bunch of fun painting these with acrylic paint. It’s a woodcut I got from Michael’s.
Side note: I couldn’t find these on the site anymore and nothing comes up under LGBT even though they have a sign up on the display behind the huge 4th of July stuff. however, they have signed the open for all pledge so. It’s probably just an oversite or the fact that if you wanna do 4th of July art you have to start now.
I plan to spray this with uv gloss paint before I hang it up cause sunshine fade.
Feathering is when the fibers of the paper are more absorbent and the ink travels along those fibers.
You can mitigate feathering by…
-making sure the ink dries faster.
– letting one ink dry completely before putting another ink directly next to it or overlapping it.
– accounting for the travel of the ink and lay down less ink closer to the edges.
Bleeding is when the ink goes through the paper. This is different from ghosting. Some papers will allow you to see the ink without it bleeding through. If I evaluate marker papers you’ll see ghosting. They almost seem more plastic than paper.
Copic marker says bleeding and ghosting are more features than negatives. If you manage to get a complete replica of the art when you flip the paper over you have saturated the paper and have the truest color that ink and paper will allow.
Heat/cold, humidity, & air flow can influence how much your ink feathers and bleeds.
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