Next, I wanted to reclaim some of the rim of my pot from the too-wet wash that spilled over the edge, as well as, the edge of the lower opening of the pot. Above you see the small size scrub I used. For more about this scrub brush and the process of scrubbing see the link at the end of the post. Below you see the result of lifting out some of the paint with the use of my scrub brush, water, and a tissue for blotting.
I created some loosely defined rosettes in the top of the pot with negative painting, that is, painting the space around the petal rather than the petal itself. This is fun. I believe negative painting and softening edges are two of my favorite approaches to painting.
Below, you see the page spread as it looks today--still unfinished, but becoming more of what I want to see on the page.