Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Version One of my Japanese Pear ATCs. I only had time to make enough for the current exchange. I'll soon make a variation to give to friends, tentatively creating a background of bouncing Romans with a broad-edged pen.
   The pear was cut from a Japanese detective novel that I found at a thrift shop. Yes, I believe I have the text in this one upside down, since the Japanese write from top to bottom. For the red "skin", I painted a page with a mix of WN Scarlet Lake and WN Alisarin Crimson watercolor. The small seeds and stem are cut from scrap paper--that took awhile!
   I'm very happy with the bright, cheerful color contrasted with the black and white background.

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