The studies aren't finished pieces, they're just play. Seeing how papers work together, experimenting with collage structures.
The only caveat to what I've learned from Jane about painting papers is that sumi ink is still ink. She'd said it dries like acrylic, but it doesn't. The ink rewetted when I glued those papers down with matte gel medium, and there are ink smudges on the background paper. Once I realized this, I tossed out those few sheets of paper where I'd used sumi ink. Next time I try that technique, I'll use watered-down acrylic ink. (Note: a dear reader informed me that some sumi inks these days have shellac in them, rendering them waterproof. Clearly, mine did not.)
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