I was restricted to the apartment this weekend with the sole purpose of writing a five-page paper about international security for my continuing Air Force education. Needless to say, I was less than enthused about the paper, so I found every avenue of escape from my responsibilities. The most fun of these were my painting adventures.
I haven't played with dyes and inks and water and paper since my big Art & Soul weekend, so I dug everything out and practiced some of the techniques I learned from Cathy Taylor. The piece above is painted with India ink and then, when fully saturated, I put a big piece of wax paper into the moisture and then let it dry. This is how it turned out:
Then, I did another piece with some swirled color and plastic wrap:
Here's an example of the plastic wrap treatment results:
I love the way it came out all wavy!
I started playing more with the alcohol inks and Dye-na-Flow pigments to see what would happen with the blending and am tickled with how things just starting melting and blending and being awesome
I tried a variety of applications including dripping and splattering
I got a big variety of effects that I couldn't have predicted
This was "warm color" night from Friday. I have cool colors to show off from Saturday night but will wait for another day for those! I have to go finish that paper now. :)