At the last Pen Night our newest member, Ian Scott, generously gave each of us a blank postcard of heavy Japanese paper, remnants of his crafts tour to Japan, and invited us to experiment.
Sitting in my car last Saturday on the wharf in Victoria I decided, despite my “what if I screw it up—I only have one!” reservations, to try my hand. This is the result.
I’m not entirely satisfied with how it turned out, but it wasn’t a disaster either. Fears of fountain pen ink bleeds were unfounded and the paper took kindly to watercolour paint.
I put the card in the post to Ian yesterday.