Monday, 17 December 2007
After I posted the instructions for the Vinegar painting technique, Lynda asked me if I knew of any others, so 'here's one I learnt earlier', to almost quote a well known Blue Peter saying.
The requirements for the technique are as follows:
Waterproof inks (Windsor & Newton Black)
or Kandahar by Rowney
* and a strong nerve!!
Paint your design onto the cartridge paper keeping the gouache paint fairly thick. You can use several different colours to create the design. Any white paper will remain black after the ink is painted over the top. Now allow the paint to dry naturally.
Now's when you need the strong nerve!! Paint over the whole design with the black ink. Black is the most effective colour but I have used white to good effect too, but it must be waterproof ink. Once the ink is dry you can wash it off under the tap, or better still use a shower
If you are careful you can even scrub the ink away with a soft brush. The ink will only come off the areas that have been painted with gouache.
I love this technique because the results are so different to how you see them in your mind's eye.
I hope you enjoy it