The methods for ink dying paper are as simple or complex as you want to make them. Here are my 5 top tips to paper dying.
I wrote a manifesto! For reals! I was telling you yesterpost how I came to pick my project, how I'm exploring beyond my usual painting boundaries. How I'll manifest this challenge: For the 100 days from 3rd April to 15 July, I'm going to share my creative process. Some will be on Instagram (follow along on #100layersbymixy … Continue reading 100 Layers & a Manifesto
because a squillion things need doing. because my eyes have soaked in so much color lately. because time-lapse is the most fun thing in world. today I made this: https://youtu.be/WNMIGYgzxds
I'm planning to put together a video showing the evolution of these pages. From their kinda ugly beginnings based on indecision - paint - no, pen - no this colour - no, blobs not spirals, no -wait, .... through the messy phase (phase!!) The bits that look more complicated than they really are (maybe) Over and … Continue reading hatching plans…
This week was full of colour. Dabs and daubs. Layer on layer on layer on layer on layer... https://vimeo.com/133919353 Eyes and spirals and circles and more... Building up over and over and over and more and deeper and lusher and more. That's the sorta week it was.
Week 10 began on a full moon. It was a big full week. Tidal changes of hope and spirit, plans formed and crashed with barely time to get a good grip on them. It's the first week I've really found difficult to 'make' - in terms of the page, but also I guess in terms … Continue reading Full Moon Everything 10/52
Last week was such a wild week, full speed ahead into the future. .... Big mental adventures, idea exploration, culmination and loose end tying. And then the massive full moon on Tuesday. Maybe that's why it's taken until now to post last night week's page. This is where it started out: a splurge of words … Continue reading Behind the times 5/52
The 12 colors in 12 months project is ticking along in the background... I add little bits and things when I have oddments of the month's color to hand. So it builds up. To re-cap here's where we left off in June, through to the first layers of August
For quite a shiny page, the close up shots don't do the colors real justice, but I've included them to show you the lumpy bumpy textures. I really like the way paper goes into ripples when it gets wet (glue-y), and on this page I've highlighted the waves - although not sure it came out … Continue reading Reds n Ripples
The page a day page/day parallel thing - they day resembles the page, the page resembles the day. Like the chicken and egg thing. Causality and whatnot. This page went through so many incarnations. Layer upon layer of indecisive confusion, unguided and unintentional. Layers added, torn off, reglued on bits. The page is quite dense … Continue reading So many, many layers