First project was to use my Stabilo 88 water soluble pens black and brown.
Second project was to use my Elegant Writer water soluble pen black. The ink spreads far more with this pen than the Stabilo.
Following day (actually this morning) there were some lovely clouds making the temperature a little more pleasant for my 45 min walk into town. Sat down at 8.45 am raring to go. Set out my mini watercolour travel set with my plastic double dipper (used for oils) as my water containers, that I can clip onto my paper, if required.
Third project was to use watercolour and pen.
Lord Street again with it's lovely glass verandahs and this is Costa Coffee. Did quick pencil sketch then put on the watercolour. Here I came unstuck. Even though it was hot the watercolour stayed on the surface of the silky smooth paper and wouldn't dry. It was in globules. I did manage to mix colours on the paper, but my patience was tested even more when I tried to do the peoples clothes, the fine detail just were blobs. Consequently took me longer than if I had used watercolour paper. Eventually, I added some waterproof ink marks. Good news is it didn't cockle.
Results mean that I will be restricted to my water soluble pens, otherwise the book might be flung to the far corners of the earth! Perhaps I should have ordered the Beta series. Could anyone give me their opinion on what I thought was the ultimate sketchbook.