This is the 2nd stage of 3, finished for the cover colors
Yesterday, was not scheduled for the cover colors, but there is rain predicted for later in the week and I needed a non-humid, warm day, and yesterday was it, I need one more today to finish the color. For those of you that make cards and love techniques, here is a short tutorial on the process.
The final step in this first process is to let the gessoed paper dry completely and then with a fine grid sandpaper, sand the entire sheet, this will raise the tooth on the paper and pit some of the gessoed area. If you are doing this process with cardstock, you want to sand very lightly as the cardstock is much thinner, it is best to do a small test sheet first, so that you are able to watch how the sand paper raises the top layer of your cardstock. This is preparing the paper for the final step, which is applying the alcohol inks. The alcohol inks will give depth and added color plus it will add a warmth to the paper.