All WET! • November 7, 2017
This bloom was done almost entirely via transfer printing. To do this with India ink, you gotta move fast!
First of all, I really wetted my paper. Then I did the same to a second sheet, before rapidly painting on it. Next, I quickly placed the dripping wet, inked sheet face down on the first one, rubbed it’s back here and there, twisted and shifted it around, and finally peeled it off fast!
Repeat as needed to either build a picture or, more probably, create a disaster!
This frantic method does ALL KINDS of weird things to my brush strokes – they transfer to the bottom sheet imperfectly, bleed and run. The suction of pulling the sheets apart almost explosively drags ink around too! Breathtakingly exciting. But also almost unmanageable. Or maybe not – working on it!
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