The only way to improve skills, especially when using new tools, is practice – but I still sometimes have a hard time “wasting” paper to test our press or practice letters.
That’s how Monday ended up on a pressed black zigzag when I wanted to play with a gold Kuratake brush pen this morning, admittedly lending the day a bit more festive flair than I felt when my alarm went off. (Sunday was on a blind-pressed test piece.)
I tend to keep a stash of these imperfect pieces, practicing letters and then sending them as flat notecards, too. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Here’s hoping your week is off to a feisty start!
image credits: Union Jack Creative