I’ve been binge watching through several of Yvonne Whites videos in search of inspiration for a group of journals I’m thinking about creating as Christmas presents and perhaps for Lindsey’s Marketplace. I love Yvonne’s style and I’m going to attempt to deconstruct her elements, adapt to my aesthetic, use what I got and bang through a bunch of books.
FrontOne tip I gleaned from her was her coffee dying process on digital prints.
She applies the coffee to the back of the page with a paint brush, then she dries them in the oven. I have an inkjet printer so I had to learn to live with the bleed that occurs when the print gets wet.
backside -I love thisI’ve not only learned to live with the bleed but to embrace it,
BacksidesMy biggest struggle with using digital prints had been making the prints serve my style rather than trying to serve the digital.
Another backside- this is prettier than the frontI applied the coffee and just kept stacking the next sheet on top of the last one while I painted.
Then I transferred each sheet, peeling them apart, onto a sheet pan. I stagger stacked them, about 5-7 sheets and put them in a low oven for about 10 minutes.
I have a digital reference journal that I can go back and identify the source if I need to, but usually I don’t need to.