I’m all inked up.
Ready for the forest mists!
Judith at artistcoveries.wordpress.com suggested I join in for some Ink creations today.
I don’t think there was a Theme or Topic… so I invented my own.
With a wide assortment of ink colors in the studio (black, blue, white, purple, brown, green) I decided to go with a warm burnt sienna brown ink. I just didn’t feel much like black. Or blue, or green.
My first splash, dribbled everywhere.
But did make some fun patterns.
Then I reread the verse I’d written about Forests…. in yesterday’s post Cobalt Teal Glacial River.
And thought for a little while.
How to Ink?
- Using the same brown ink, but dampening the paper first this time.
- I applied the ink with a skewer, lengthwise.
- I thought this made excellent shapes for the gigantic towering fir tree trunks.
- Making them look like the skyscraper tall sizes they were.
- The tip of the skewer, was used to create boughs and branches.
Results and Purposes
I found these ink creations to be:
Fun. Playful. Loose. Free.
And, bonus – they tied in wonderfully to the Forest post and painting I had just finished!
Inks really can be super creative, used in many different ways.
Not just, for ‘drawing.’
For fun, try spritzing a fine spray of water on the paper…. then use a toothbrush to splash inks on.
Watch the inks dissolve and melt into the dampened areas.
Grab a new color of ink and flick more on.