Another underpinning! Again, this is a text example, but this time, the text was added to a gessoed page using rubber stamps and various colors of Archival ink.
When the stamped images dried, I went over them with a heat gun, just to make sure they were set.
Then a light coat of gesso was applied. This knocks back anything that is too strong, and insures that the next layer will not cause the ink to bleed.
These underpinning pages will serve as reminders, when I have blank page issues, of things that I can do to get started.
What do you do to break a blank page?