Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Can You Say 'Annoyed'?

Yes?  You can?  So can I!  I am soooooo annoyed!  I've said that several times since yesterday.  And here's why.

Can you see those small black dots within the red area above? They smeared! The pens I used here were the Rotring Tikky Graphics. I had been brushing a layer of matte medium over the entire page and some areas smeared. I went back to the site where I purchased the pens and they are saying they are water resistant. Okay, my fault...I thought they were water proof. So evidently when brushing my matte medium over the page, if I brushed too much in one area, then the ink started to activate. Lesson learned. Next time I will prep the page first with some spray fixative.

As you can see, I've started adding color to my design.

Hopefully any of the smears will not be noticeable after all the color has been added.


  1. I hate when that happens. Perhaps a few leaves on the smears to transform them to daisies? Love the color combos. :)

  2. Oh Terri, how frustrating. However, the overall page is fabulous. Hopefully when it's all done it won't bother you.

  3. Bummer on the smearing! Good cure with all that added color. You will never ever see it :)

    auntie jude

  4. Oh yes I can!
    I am sorry your dots smeared. My first thought is to make something from them...no not sperms. I do hope your beautiful colors you will add minimize this flaw for you. Your page is just TOO YOU to let it annoy you any longer. Happy Creative Hearts Dear...


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