I recently got a couple of gift cards for my birthday and I ordered some art supplies.
I got screen printing ink, dye-na-flow paint, fiber reactive dyes, soda ash and several sets of marker pens.
I decided I needed to paint a few background pages for my sketchbook. I used greens because I am going to be using the wild flower photos that my sister took while she was here as inspiration.
Then I decided I wanted to try out the inks with some mono printing. I put the ink on a piece of glass, used a Q-tip to draw the design into the ink and then placed my paper on top and rolled it with a brayer.
This one is a ghost print from the print above. I used a piece of the paper that I had already painted green.
Then I tried using the left over ink on the glass to draw on the back of the paper. I had my ancient bird doodle handy so I used that as the design.
Then a few swirls…
and a spiral to finish up. It doesn’t take a lot of ink to do these which is nice. You can also use the ink on fabric and heat set it. So I will be trying it out for stamping and screen printing as well. More to come!