Monday, 23 January 2017

Collage and ink resist

For quite a while I have had a notion to try and combine the ink resist technique with collage.  I searched my reject pile and pulled out a failed watercolour with which to experiment.

Watercolour with some background printing with gesso - definitely not a very good effort

Overlay of white gouache
I wasn't keen on the printed pattern on the left, so covered that and isolated a few smaller rectangles. It's looking much better now (perhaps I should have left it at this stage!).

Now it is covered in India ink - not much to see here! 

In the next post we'll see what happens when this is washed off under running water.  It could be a complete disaster, but worth a try.

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