Ink Resist Technique
For the last year, I have been investigating a different method of creating an image.
It is called Ink Resist and it makes you paint the image in the opposite way from normal.
After creating a drawing on a heavy duty piece of watercolour paper, I mask out what ever parts of the image that I don't want to become black. I use white gouache to do the masking. Then I flood the whole image with india ink. Once that has dried, I take it to the kitchen sink and wash it off. The gouache lifts, taking the india ink in those areas off.
The resulting image is somewhat unpredictable and has an interesting graphic nature similar to print making. I then complete the image using watercolour.
I find I am enjoying the risky process. To finish off, I mount the watercolour paper on a cradled panel.
Here is a more detailed description of the process:
7/13/2014 02:27:41 am
Wow... I love this technique. Another method to try - as if I don't have enough already! :-) Thanks for the instruction!
7/13/2014 02:41:41 am
Thanks, Diane! Its a technique that really turns your thinking around.
3/12/2021 12:05:37 pm
Greeat reading your post
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