I thought I would give black and white a try in my new Strathmore Toned Gray journal.
Materials I used are:
Strathmore Toned Gray Sketch Paper.
The black/grey background is Stencil Girl’s July Club stamp; white coral, The Crafter’s Workshop Branches Revised; butterflies, are from Recollections.
Daler & Rowney F&W Acrylic InkArtist Loft Dual Tip Art Markers, in Cool Grey.
Sharpie Mean Streak – White
Gelly Roll – White
Faber Castell – White
Acrylic paint – White
The Strathmore paper held up really well using both paints and markers. I really was quite pleased with it and had no frustration at all with paper shredding, fraying, or curling. I was really hesitant to buy the Artist Loft markers because I haven’t had any luck with the quality of Artist Loft supplies. However, I have been searching high and low for a set of grey markers and these were the only ones I found. I was pleasantly surprised as all the eleven colors and the 900 which is more towards a black, performed wonderfully.
Mean Streak was a dream to work with but the tip was to big for the finer details. When it dried I had no problem using other media on top of it. Diluting white acrylic paint with water using a very fine paint brush and my Faber-Castell worked the best for very fine detailing.
Sorry no links for the Recollections, I couldn’t find these products anywhere.
This was my first attempt at a black and white spread and it was really fun to do.
I hope you enjoy!
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