This is ultra good, Marianne!!! I love it. I have heard of Bristol Board, but have no ideas about it at all...will have to go investigate!!!Happy CM!!!P.S. LOVE your Trollbeads!!!
i think the watercolours are great. nope no idea what it is, does it come from bristol here in the uk?? i know one of our cactuteers will know. hcm fellow cactuteer.
Bristol board is good for drawing with charcoal, pen, colored pencils. I think you are lucky to find them. I have never seen any ATC cards anyplace. My shopping is limited. I just have to make my little cards.
P.S. I forgot to tell you Happy Cactus Monday. I think your cactus looks pretty darn good for being wc on bristol board.
HCM! I have heard of bristol board, and tried to get it, to try. I have seen illustrators use it. I thought it came in large sizes only, so Lisa is right about you being lucky to get it. Good luck experimenting with it. You would not know that the watercolours did not work too well on it. This cactus and flower are gorgeous.
Happy Cactus Monday...The sun is shining ,so how is your Fence?
Lovely manadala cactus with flower!
This is beautiful Marianne!! I use bristol Board a lot...I love it actually! Mostly I do my acrylic paint and colored pencils on top when using it. If you get the vellum finish bristol board, that takes watercolors a bit better. It has a little more tooth. It's fabulous for pen and ink though. I just bought a 6x6 square pad of bristol board and got very excited when I saw that size!HCM my dear!!!XXX
I can feel the bit of fresh light yellow green complimenting the sweet cactus bloom. I have no idea but after reading the comments here, I learn along with you all blogger friends:)Happy Cactus Monday and Marianne you are just so lucky!
What a great thread-I just saw Bristol Board at the art store, remembered reading "on Bristol Board" on something Lolo did, and wondered how to find out more about it. Here it is!I love the cactus on bristol board-it works for me!
marianne, try bristol board with micron pens. i think you'll like the result if you like pens and doodles and details.again, i just love your mandelas. you have a special gift marianne.love kj
Hi Marianne, Your round cactus watercolor is so pretty and cheerful. Happy Cactus Monday!
Your cactus flower is right on time for spring in Arizona where they are currently blooming. So pretty.Thanks for asking about Bristol board and thanks to Lolo, we all know!HCM!
Jerry's Artarama has Bristol Board ATC packs that you can buy either in single packs or in volume for a discount...I love them for ink drawings...This ATC is beautiful Marianne! HCM!
Bristol Board is used for line drawing, pen and ink.In the days before computers, graphic artists used it for their final camera art, technical drawings...It has minimal bleed, so you get a very crisp line. Lovely to do Zentangules :-)Your drawing is crisp and clean, which makes the color sparkle... lovely. Have a HCM!More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_board
Amazing work!very lovely mandala!
Happy Belated Cactus Monday!I love Bristol Board, but not for watercolor/gouache. It's really great for pencil, charcoal, and ink work. I have used wet media on it before and it's ok but wet-media paper is a much better surface for paint.
I have no idea what Bristol Board is or what it does; but I know this is a very nice cactus mandala.
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