Somehow it makes me feel so mature, or something, to go back to a technique I did last year to revisit it. I was looking at some of those from last year--was it last year?--yes--and really liking how they turned out, and wanting to do some more of them.
So this is the gouache resist and ink....
It didn't take long though (one, as a matter of fact) to remember what I had ultimately decided about why I didn't like this technique. It's cumbersome. The gouache is thick, and can only be put down as a resist crudely. And I used a different paint this time, which lets the ink through is different ways, which I think perhaps I kindof like. We'll see.
But since I still like the results, I think I'll play around with it some more. I am, after all, officially on winter holiday, so I do have a little time (at least I THINK I do, I hope I do....)