Early in my blogging days I was documenting my experiments in ink dyed paper. Earlier this year I began playing about with these old book pages and something in my creativity woke up. I began what's turned out to be an epic adventure into paper dying.
If you've visited here before you'll have to noticed two of my favourite things are words and colors. So dying a dictionary seemed the obvious thing for me to do. 30 years ago this month I began high school. 30 years ago? Lordy! Equipped with the essentials dictated by the school, I now owned a … Continue reading words and colors
I've been dying fabric for the quilt lately. I've been dying fabric for years. It got me thinking: The only stage I don't like is towards the end when the residue dye - as it's no longer active - has to be poured away. Why? it's mostly water. But something inside me winces, it's beautifully … Continue reading every last ounce of goodness
Ingredients: Paper. I can recommend a HP940C printer manual, but guess anything made out of paper would do just as well 😉 Procion dye. Super vivid colors. I used Magenta and Yellow. Brusho. (Or any ink). I chose Brusho for it's intense colors Spray inks - like dylusions or Ranger color wash. Or any ink … Continue reading Happy endings
The dyed printer manual has really got me thinking about all the other redundant paper lurking in the house and office - future dying ideas........... All instruction manuals - speshly those ones relating to things long broken, gone or forgotten Phone directories; the Yellow Pages would be a fab base for warm-colored dyings Newspaper, magazines … Continue reading papery things
Big love for Dylusions Ink sprays! The book is now fully colored, and drying. It's quite soggy, so might take a while but I'll post up some pics soon. Really pleased with how it's turning out 🙂
It's no secret, I'm a bitova Inkaholic. So the dregs in the bottom of the ink jar, and all that drying ink on the rim? Jar Printing!
Another part of the process with the now familiar printer manual: Scrumpling! Both before and after the inky stage, scrumpling the paper helps it dry unevenly Uneven drying makes for gorgeous textural effects. With sharp folds the fibres of the paper is damaged just enough to make it super absorbant, and make for darker lines … Continue reading dripping with extra texture
..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 … Continue reading unlikely treasure
Continuing the catch up Day 11 is an either way up day. I like these days the best! I did this with white oil pastel as a resist to the splatters and splashes of watercolor and acrylics. Day 12. Watercolor again. Not in the delicately conventional manner with subtlety and fragile grace. No. Slopped on … Continue reading and up to date!