Monday, 28 January 2008
Waterspray and colour mists
I have been experimenting with using a waterspray with a stencil, removing the stencil then spraying colour over the top. I watched a demonstration using some colour sprays I don't have and decided to experiment with colours I do have. I used a stencil and various card types and colour spray types. The results above are using water colour paper and those below used glossy card. I used both a positive image by spraying water through the stencil and a negative image by placing the wet stencil on a different piece of card. Both seemed to work. They don't create a resist effect as described in the demonstration but it does change how the ink looks on the paper which produces the contrast. I had a problem with the glossy card when there was too much liquid and the card curled and caused the ink to run messing up my pattern. There was a lot of variation in the clarity of the image depending on which inks I used. The darker the better.