Shine 30/52


This week started out, as they invariably do, with no plan, no ideas, just some scraps and a blank(ish) page. I began with tissue paper. I love the semi-translucent. If you get the right stuff (usually cheap craft tissue) the dye runs beautifully and makes for water-colour kinda effect as soon as it comes in … Continue reading Shine 30/52

Moments in the process


There is often a stage in the process where I look at the page and think WTF? What is going on? It might fly off on a tanget, or it might develop recognizably from here. But until it does, I have no way of telling... Pushing on from this point gets easier every time. Like … Continue reading Moments in the process

cured with yellow


Remember the page with the tissue paper runnings? Well, yesterday it came round! While I loved the patterns it made, the blue/grey/mauve colors just aren't me. Yellow is the cure-all color, blending these hues to the green/orange warms shades I love. I used dilute Brusho ink in a spray bottle to brighten and warm the … Continue reading cured with yellow

tissue paper runs!


Just a little by the way from usual antics, you know how the color in tissue paper runs when it gets wet? Scrumpled up and spritzed with water, then squished between sketchbook pages and left to dry overnight got these results I used dark and mid blue tissue, so as well as staining the book … Continue reading tissue paper runs!

more experiments with rice


This (Wednesday's page) Plus this (salvaged dyed rice + hot water) Equals this (thickly heaped rice on dry paper - may try wet paper next time - sprayed with a little more ink for good measure) Plus drying time............. produced this, gently dappled patterning.