I made a page where I tried out a couple of odd things. The first was an I wonder…? thing. I wondered if tinting water with acrylic ink might alter the effect of water-over-Distress ink. Simple enough to test.
I smudged the ink over a bit of paper – not particularly carefully, or blended particularly smoothly. Just decent coverage
I added a drop or two of acrylic ink in white to a small mister bottle. I misted the left with plain water then the right with the white-tinted ink. Only managed to remember to take a photo of the white side. Doh!
After letting it sit, and blotting off the excess you can see there is a slightly more…opaque look, I think, to the white mist side.
I agree, it is not a starling difference, but it seems like the stencil outlines are more defined and less, well, distressed I guess. I also added a drop of a teal colour and also a bit of white to another mister and did a different area:
This resulted in more of a halo in the darker teal at the edges. Again, subtle, not dramatic. Interesting and well worth playing with to refine the concept. I also saw a thumbnail on YouTube of a hedgehog painting using a snipped-in-strips loo roll tube as a paintbrush. I thought it was a pretty neat idea, had a loo roll or two I could rescue from the recycling bin, and gave it a go. I tried it in dark Payne’s Grey, and used it in white on my page.
One is snipped quite closely in very fine shreds (dark) and the other is snipped a little wider. I expected to like the thinner more, and I ended up liking the fatter more. Or maybe it is the light vs dark that pushed me that way, time will tell. Here is the page:
Since he text is a stencil I cut, what I SHOULD have done was re-cut it laid out so I didn’t have to line up the words – something I am clearly not good at. But otherwise I am pretty happy with the page.
Overall I am happy with the way it is going in this experimental journal. Finding my way again, trying new techniques as they occur to me, playing and having fun. Frankly I need the distraction, and it is kinda working.
Lastly, I noticed that the image of the stencils that I have multiples of was missing from yesterday’s post. Happy to consider any trade of an item you have multiples of, not just stencils. I’ll probably re-post this for next week’s WOYWW – or maybe offer them as giveaways for the 600 week Zoom Crop. Now that’s an idea….