Title: Vibrant Journey
Mixed media (acrylic, watercolor pencil, soapstone)
5″ x 5″ x 1 1/2″
When I wanted to add some subtle, wandering marks on this painting, I dug in a drawer for a mark-making tool I’ve never used: a soapstone pencil.
The father of a long-ago boyfriend had a long career as a graphic designer, and a lot of cool stuff in my supplies came from him. These soapstone pencils were used for making light marks on dark surfaces. They’re still in use today for marking anything from fabric, to steel, to cheese slates!
I got to try out a “new” tool, and I was pleased that it gave me just the “ghostly” effect I was hoping for.