Let us, for the moment, ignore the dirty scanner bed and the buckling paper (which apparently I did while doing this), and celebrate that I actually have gotten my new scanner software, well, not figured out, but wrestled to the ground where I'm keeping it pinned. Hence, I obviously had less attention to devote to picky details like marks on the glass and floppy paper.
I redid the scans of one of my camp journals. I'll work on the next tomorrow.
This is actually the third and last of the journals, about 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". It's on Arches Text Wove, which I didn't enjoy that much. The paper is tough and thin (which is good) so I could put more pages in, but a little soft. I happened to pick journals with this paper all summer, but that's probably because I bound up a bunch of stuff before really learning about the paper. What's a gal to do when she just wants to bind?
(I was wrong about this. It's Strathmore Aquarius II and this was actually the paper I liked working on. I looked at my journals again and realized my mistake. Sorry Aquarius. On Arches Text Wove my micron seems to dig in and scratch the surface and I can't seem to get watercolor the way I want - the paper is too absorbant or soft or something. But I liked the Strathmore Aquarius II. Just slightly different but good for me. I have actually bound several journals with Text Wove, so I'll just have to work my way through it. Maybe I'll come to love the paper.)
Tomorrow I'll have a little treat posted.