|Finished size approx. 12" X 16"|
As I've said before, Pergamanata paper is a dream for corrections and that's my kinda paper! I did have a little trouble with the brushed Finetec metallics buckling and flaking off the page, but after a brief consultation with the inimitable Heather Held (thanks, Heather!) I played around with the thickness and that seemed to do the trick. Next time I would probably pre-treat with gum sandarac, another of her great suggestions.
My initial sketch (full-size):
As usual--and especially since this was a hurry-up job--I planned for it to fit in a standard-sized frame (in this case 16" X 20") from our local craft store. With my trusty compact mat cutter I double matted it in blue and gold, 2" and 2-1/2" respectively.
Tools and supplies: Moon Palace sumi; 23k gold leaf; Instacoll; gouache; Finetec gold and silver; Derwent graphite 3B; Zebra G pointed nib; Brause 1mm, 1.5mm and 3 mm; Micron pigma 005; Uniball signo .18; Copic multiliner .03; Neopiko Line 2 005; Pergamanata heavyweight paper. And last but certainly not least: X-acto knife with #4 stencil blade and Faber-Castell Perfection 7058B eraser!