I love a good white pen. Just like a black pen it can add so much to a page. In this create daily post, we will look at white pen resist. It's just a fun little technique to try using your white pens.
I have a variety of white pens but my favorite one is Signo Uni-ball White Pen (um-153). It is pigment ink and i find the roller doesn't get clogged like others. I keep a supply of them in my drawer so when one runs out, i have another available. For a broader pen, i use white sharpie oil base pens.
Take your white pen and doodle. Can you see the doodle in this photo? it's just barely there on the page. Let it dry completely.
Grab some spray inks to use on your page. Here i am using Maya Road Maya Mists in Lime Metallic, Turquoise Metallic, Blue Slushie, and Hydrangea Blue. You will also need a cloth rag or paper towel. My favorite cloths to use are flour sack towels. They are inexpensive and perfect for paints & mists. I actually use them to dry my dishes so once they have lots of wear & tear they retire to my studio giving them a whole new purpose.
Cover your page in spray ink. You can spray it on or even brush it down. Once you coat the page, wipe away the excess taking care to go in one direct unless you want to mix the colors which is totally ok too. You will see your images appear as they resisted the spray ink.
On this two page spread you can see the white pen on the background of both pages. On the left i colored in a big splotchy area before spraying. On the right side i doodled an image.
On this two page i journaled lots & lots, all my thoughts pouring onto the page. I sprayed the pages in two different colors and not completely saturating the whole page. I also blotted the pages rather than wiping them. It's a very cool effect and i love the impact it has on this page.
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i hope you create daily to spark creativity!