unlikely treasure


..buried in the paper recycling box (I was scuffling about for envelopes and scraps to dye) – when I found this:

No. Haven’t uploaded the wrong photo.

It is the manual to my faithful old printer. (11 years old, some bits have fallen off, but still working, I digress.)

The treasure is in the 7/8 of the pages which are printed in languages foreign to me, almost entirely text-based, on nice absorbant paper.

I love using printed paper especially when the forms of the words aren’t distracted by their meaning.


All it wants is some color…Beginning in drips



Water and ink, drippier and drippier


Then the bit where my inner-kid gets all excitable


Gasp!


Ta-da!


A good swish of dylusions yellow to soften the purples, then on to the next page while this dries!



I’ll post more as they dry and develop 🙂

17 thoughts on “unlikely treasure

      1. I may have to have a dig through my stuff and see what I can find. I was eyeing up some magazines, but they’re quite new and I might still want to read them… but old instruction manuals are perfect journal fodder! 😀

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