An experiment with mixing inks using a marbling technique. Two inks dispersed. Slightly mixed. Paper dipped into to “capture” the result.
Some of the organic forms that developed are great. However, due to working in a very wet medium, the paper in which these are made has warped considerably. So perhaps these may form the basis of input for digital work… taking analogue into digital for manipulation or inspiration… to keep the organic nature of the shapes… perhaps simplifying into two pure color fields. Something for another day.
Working on these small 90mm × 90mm pieces of card is great. A nice size for this kind of work. The latex gloves a good idea because its a messy as heck.
The marbling ink. Smells wonderful (some nice organic solvents in there). After working on a few pieces am floating nicely.
This is very much unpredictable in nature. Even if the inks look good on water, a nice “balanced” dispersion, when capturing them on paper the result can shift dramatically.
I looked at the data sheet for the ink. It contains 1-Methoxy-2-Propanol Naphtha. No wonder I’m floating.comments powered by Disqus