I am always trying new stuff. That is one of the things that makes creativity endlessly fascinating, right?
But it doesn't always work out.
I began drawing out a new piece a few days ago. I was drawing in pencil and then I put down some pen. But the wood was bare, I hadn't prepared it in any way, and the pen wasn't giving me the clean line I wanted. I assumed that was because the wood was too absorbent, so I decided to put acrylic matt medium over the whole thing.
Oops. When I painted the medium over the top the pen line fuzzed out. The Faber Castell Pitt pen is supposed to be waterproof. Perhaps I didn't let it dry long enough. Perhaps it is waterproof but not matt medium proof. Anyway this is what happened.
A rather big deal and totally not okay. I don't want to paint over the wood, but I can't leave the lines like that. There is no way to erase permanent ink, even without the matt medium (that stuff is basically glue) on top. Yikes.