Remember the watermarked dyed paper ?
This week I’ve been playing with ink (quite a lot!) So it followed that where water does one thing, ink should do similar but with more colorful results!
I used Pebeo Colorex ink (Chartreuse. My fav color de jour!) they have a real glowing transparency and mouth-wateringly rich color! On pre-scrumpled paper they run deliciously through the landscape of the paper’s surface.
The quilt-making (more on that later) is my current obsession, and the urge to stitch is cropping up everywhere!
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 and patterns.
The inks run to and through the chanels formed by the creases