Saturday, May 30, 2015

Black Paper

Around the time I decided to hand illustrate all my envelopes, I was experimenting with drawing on black paper. I thought the effect would look good for envelope illustrations, so I made a few envelopes with black Canson Mi-teintes paper, and have illustrated them with various white inks, gouache, colored pencil, and even bleach:

Mailed July 5, 2011

Mailed June 4, 2011

The filmstrip image was done with bleach. Mailed Mar. 10, 2014

Mailed Apr. 22, 2014

I recently tried colored pencil on heavy black cardstock for this Postcrossing postcard.
Mailed to Ukraine on May 6, 2015

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