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Hump Day Prompt #4 Toned Pages

The prompt is open ended and deals only with the
material, subject and content are up to you, but the
material is dictated.

White pages can be intimidating and boring. I like to randomly turn through my journal and "tone" a page with either watercolor or gouache. I try to stick with a nice even layer of color that doesn’t quite come to all the edges and is a little imperfect. If you like working in colored pencils this adds a fantastic layer of tooth to the page, allowing it to hold a lot of color. It’s also fantastic for pastels.

Prompt #4- Go through your journal with some
basic colors of gouache or watercolors, tone pages. Lay down a thin even coat of one color to
a page. Try yellow ochre (or yellow), red, blue and green. Let the pages dry over
night and then draw on them with a thin sharpie. Nice isn’t it. Gouache has
great tooth for drawing. Try drawing on it with pencil, colored pencil, and
pen. Now go back and add more colors. Mhhh nice isn’t it? You like that don’t

Leave a comment with a link to your blog with pictures of what you’ve done!

(Note: this can also be done with acrylic but that limits what you can put on the page afterward to more acrylic, which is why my suggestion is to stick to watercolor or gouache for this- they way you can add to it with just about anything and even layer on acrylic later if you want.)