Thursday, April 22, 2010

Terra Skin

Several months ago I read on Jeanette's blog about Terra Skin Paper. Well I'm not too sure it's still called paper. I got some samples to try and had never used it. Today I decided to try my little ceramic Lady B on the Terra Skin.

I like the surface and the way it holds the color. I did find that my mechanical pencils seemed to dig in and make indented lines. Also in one spot a sharp pencil chipped a piece out of the surface. I was able to cover it but I was surprised that it did chip.

The thickness and the "feel" of the Terra Skin is like those flexible magnets. Bendable and a nice thick feel. The surface was quite nice with the colored pencils. Not sure how many layers it would take as I tend to go in dark right away. I don't have the patience to do 24 layers or so.

All in all I like the Terra Skin but I would have to use it a little more before I would do something I wanted to keep long term. I would have to see if the chipping is something that would happen often. It was nice to have the opportunity to try the surface.


ArtistUnplugged said...

I am so paper ignorant, not being very creative with mine at all so it was very interesting to read about this. Love the sketch. Hope you are getting along okay,thoughts are with you.

Joan said...

I've never heard of terra skin, but it sounds interesting. I haven't done my painting for the VPO yet. I selected an image at the beginning of the month, but time has sped by and I've never worked on it. We've been spending a lot of time going back & forth to the hospital to see my MIL, so art is taking a bit of a back seat...although I am hosting the scavenger hunt and the WDE too! Take care!!

Teresa said...

This was interesting. Never heard of Terra Skin. Is it made specifically for cp's?