I have been told that some really interesting effects can be obtained with Quink ink and bleach. I’ve enjoyed using bleach before, both on cotton velvet and on brusho backgrounds on paper, but I was told that I might get some unusual colours and markings with the old-fashioned Quink black ink. I covered both sides … More Quink Ink
Double-sided concertina book, made out of watercolour paper. Coloured with brusho and stamped (handmade and commercial stamps) with bleach, acrylic paints and finished with embossing powders.
I have gone back to my original cut-up picture and taken perhaps the most promising section – the landscape with the reeds and the overhead bird – and decided to work on it with a technique that I have used lots of times before. However, when I have used this in the past (Touch Of … More Cley Marshes – IV Landscape
Going back to one of the sections taken from my original marsh scene, I traced one of the enlarged pieces onto ordinary tracing paper. I used the old-fashioned method of tracing the outline with a soft pencil and then going over the design on the back so that I could transfer the design onto paper. … More Cley Marshes III – Paper Cuts and Stencils
There must be so many ways of representing the reeds on the marshes, both on paper and in textile. I’ve always wanted to try to make marks with a feather, below dipped in acrylic ink and then enhanced with a black fine liner pen and dabbed with a little bleach.