Last year I traced part of a medieval woodcut print of a cityscape using one of the Dover books, and made it into a Gocco screen. I’m not sure that the screen I made was very successful because I didn’t shade it enough to give it dimension and the resultant prints just weren’t very clear. I printed several Moleskine journals with it and put them in my Etsy shop. Here is one so you can see what I mean:
Actually this one is even more unclear because I used white ink and gold embossing powder! But I did do some with white ink on black which wasn’t much better.
Anyway, they’re not like that anymore! This afternoon I got the watercolour paints out and highlighted a few of the features, I hope more successfully:
Here’s a close up of that last picture:
I also tried a different sort of highlighting on the black one:
I did this one with a silver pen.
I stamped this one with my angel stamp as I think she looks pretty medieval too!
These are all for sale in my shop on Etsy, by the way. What do you think? Does my colouring improve them or spoil them?