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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"At the Bottom" & "Gliding By"



I signed up for another ATC exchange on WetCanvas. The project is for "Alternate Cards" so I'm doing something a bit different. Here are two cards that have reached their destinations. These were done with a gouache resist and India ink on 300 lb watercolor paper. I tinted the blank paper with watercolors and then painted on white gouache anywhere where I wanted a line or no color. The tinting allowed me to see where I was painting the gouache. When the gouache dried I painted over the entire card with India ink. Next I rinsed the card under running water, gently rubbing the areas that were covered with gouache. The black India ink was the only thing that was left on the card once it was rinsed. After the card dried I painted inside the lines with watercolors. I think it gets an interesting effect...sort of like a block painting. I've enjoyed doing them and will be posting more.

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Wow, what a process! But worth it as I think these are so cool and interesting looking. Cute subjects too!

Michelle Himes said...

Oh, I like these. You will have to teach me how to do that. Love the little fishy!

Joan said...

Sherry - Thanks! I think it takes longer to explain how to do the process than it actually takes to do the card. lol

Mickey - Thanks. I'll come over for an "art day" soon and we can try these. I want to try a larger one.

Lin said...

Another wonderful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lin said...

What a process, Joan!!! Mercy -- they look fabulous, -- but my gracious -- they must have taken a long time!

Nancy Goldman said...

I've heard of that process before but never tried it. I love the effect you got.

Jo Castillo said...

Joan these are amazing. You have much patience.