thanks very much, kat - including mentioning the center. when i scanned it before adding those, it seemed to need something for a visual pop at just that point, and a bit of glued-on text was the subtlest thing i could find. it might have worked without it - i decided to go ahead. chapeau much appreciated
Yes, it starts out as "normal" type, I get this effect by applying cellophane tape and peeling it off the page. If there's a word I want to keep I try to work around it. Other than that I don't try to remove ink completely evenly, I like some randomness.
Damn. I felt like I was losing all the balls I was juggling looking at this. Someone stuck a needle in my leg while everything was balanced and in swing, and then suddenly, pupils dilated, things went numb, my legs stopped listening to me, hands did whatever they could to stay in motion whether it helped or not.. and then the mind went blank. Body hung erect, just staring off.