Well, I thought I’d have a second try at it, and lo and behold this is the final result (apologies for the darkness of the image, I am really bad at taking pictures):
This time I used white ink on blue Japaneze Kozo paper which I purchased at the Paper Place. It’s an amazing shop in Toronto’s Queen West and has everything a crafter with even a slight interest in paper could desire. I hadn’t even heard about Kozo paper until I stumbled into the shop and was greatly surprised. It’s very thin but can take wet paints incredibly well.
It will soon be framed and given to a good friend for her birthday, as she was the person who suggested I actually draw the gates to Trinity Bellwoods in the first place. Hope she likes it!