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Ink & Paper

January 30, 2018

Since the last post I have been busy playing around with paper and inks to try and generate some ideas. I used ink, water colours and also washing up liquid. The soap was a bit of an experiment but it made the ink flow in a really interesting way- the results reminded me of the veins in dragonfly wings. From this I was then able to make more prints by laying paper over the top.

I tried to be as experimental as possible to encourage some fresh ideas. I then started to cut these sheets up and draw on top of them to develop the ideas further. 

 

 I really love the sheets that I have drawn over. The 'cut up paper' sheets I have tried to arrange in a way that reminded me of the Native American Jewellery. For the one that is visible on the picture to the left, I wanted to create a long and narrow composition as this very much reminded me of the long, repeated style neck pieces that the Native Americans wore. I soon decided I wanted to take them even further and started to play around with layering the different paper samples:

I had previously visited my local 'scrap shack' which sells items that the industry would label as 'scrap' and would send to landfill, yet there is so much interesting