Is that any bleed thru will affect the text on the backside (which is not a problem with the EVS Journalling Bible I have been using because the blank Journalling area is back to back in that Bible). In order to avoid any bleed thru I will need to use colored pencils like I did here...
As you can see on the right picture (or the back side of the drawing) the color does not show through. But.... Any use of a black pen does "emboss" the paper....hummmmm....oh well.... As soon as I saw that I place a something under the page to keep it affecting anymore pages.
Another problem with using the color pencils on these pages is that the pages are smooth and don't have as much "tooth" as regular copier type paper so you can't make the colors as dark as you can with regular paper.... Notice on Day 1.... That is a black pencil, several layers! I just couldn't get it dark enough for my taste.
Now, let me tell you how cool God is.... Last night as I was writing all of the above on my Facebook posting on my picture the Holy Sprirt gave me an idea ( I just Love that about him...I will meditate on a problem and almost immediately he will give me a solution!). One of the things I had noticed about the colored pencils was that they made the area I colored shiny and waxy..... Hummmmm. I wondered if the waxy would "bleed proof" the page.... So I tested it by coloring over some areas with my Ranger Distress Markers.... Eureka! Success!
There were only a couple places that show through, and that is where I just lightly applied the pencil...like on the yellow "light=day" area, I just barely colored that so if I tried to go back over it with a marker the back side would be affected.
So, even with its minor flaws I still LOVE the blank pages and. I will continue illustrating in it .... And my other one too because I love both!
OU! OU! I just had another idea! One of the things I want most is a map of the area that is being talked about.... I want it right there in front of me, I don't want to have to look for the map....this Bible will be PERFECT for that! I'm going to draw, or print/cut/paste a map everywhere I want one! But the happy idea is that I can create a clear accetate overlay showing then and now, or route taken or, whatever! OK I now know what today's drawing will be! Whoohoo!