Friday, February 03, 2006

RUINED!!!

When I look at the page I produced it was hardly worth it!!!!!!
Look what I went and did to my TV challenge! I was making ink blots on the other side of the page and I did not even think about it seeping through the moleskine paper. Lesson learned: Skip a page if you want to ink blot on your moleskine. Now for a rescue attempt.

12 comments:

Karen Winters said...

Clare,
There won't be much you can do about the blots, but I would print out just the image of Samson from your scan and glue it into the TV screen area. The rest of the blots could sort of suggest the dark creepiness of Carnivale oozing out of the screen. (We watched the show often, too.)

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Teri C said...

Clare, just say you were doing an experiment, call it colorful and a lesson learned. Mistakes are how we learn. I think we've all been there at one time or another.

Nancy said...

Ouch! Such a good drawing, too. I like Karen's idea of gluing the scan into the page, though. It'll add layers of experience to your notebook!

clare said...

Thank you Karen, Teri and Nancy. I have taken your advice and glued in the scanned image, it has worked well. Karen, I like the idea of the 'Creepiness oozing out' of my tv.

Kathleen Marie said...

Oh dear... yes, I had some seepage through the sewn in center from one page to another. I wasn't all too pleased at that. I try to be careful now when I paint or use my waterbrush near the center stitching, knowing that if I go crazy, the paint may find its way onto another spread. Glad your copy and paste solution worked adequately for you. :)

Carol Bonomo said...

Bleedthrough can happen with an odd and unpredictable bunch of media or techniques and moleskines. I love the books too much (and despise bleedthrough), so I've learned (the hard way) what works and what won't. And when I have an "accident", I cover the bleedthrough with mailing labels and draw on top of THEM.

Marie-Dom said...

What a shame! I go with Teri though, you could leave it. Actually it doesn't look all that bad. You could go the other way and blend the ink blots across the page with water.....or is that taking too many risks????
Good idea with glueing the photocopied version. The drawing is lovely too!
MD

Adam said...

So sorry. I know what it feel liek to lose a drawing that you've put a lot of work into. Here is another tip: Never bring your Moleskien outside when you plan on making andturing on a sprinkler system. 'd link a pitcure, but I have lost that Moleksine:(

the heartful blogger said...

Hi there, I think it looks interesting rather than ruined. It reminded of something romantic - like those old fashioned letters sealed with wax, or squashed roses. It may not have turned out like you expected, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Nel said...

Ouch, Clare, that's a tough one. But thanks for the warning, and even though, yes, it's only one page, it is a shame to lose a drawing. We'll be looking to see how the solution turns out, it might be a bit of serendipity after all.

Sioux said...

That is terrible. And, nothing to be done about it, either. Oh, well, as with my sharpie...live and learn.

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