Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh, paper...

Paper has, once again, let me down. OK, maybe not the paper...something let me down, damn it. I was SO excited about the matte medium discovery, but alas, it's not going to work.

This is apparently what happens when you stamp over matte medium:
My poor smeared mermaid makes me sad. And let the record show: I heat set it before I left Kelly's, it dried for several hours, and I heat set it AGAIN when I got home. AND it's a permanent ink.

So, I also wanted to make some more mermaid bookmarks. Did the same process as before: stamps at Kelly's, copics when I got home. But they smeared, too!! So then I covered the ones that hadn't smeared with matte medium (still trying to determine if matte medium would be good for under my copics in my new journal) and discovered that it's a no-go. Not just no but HELL no. The colors are HORRIBLE. Really, really awful. I don't know how well you can tell from this picture, but those two mermaids were colored with the exact same colors but the one on the right had matte medium on the paper (over the stamp, under the copics).

Poop on it!! Oh, well. You win some you lose some, I guess. Or as Suzi Blu would say "Some days we are masters, some days fools."