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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Alcohol Ink on Waxed Paper ~ faux batik




I wanted to create a batik-like effect for this painting so I used crumpled waxed paper for this purpose. After crumpling the waxed paper I applied black India ink to one side, allowing the ink to settle into the 'crumples' before wiping away all the excess ink with plain water. When it was dry I flipped the paper over and used alcohol ink to create my painting. I then mounted it onto 140# hotpress w/c paper with Mod Podge, using a brayer to work out all the air bubbles. I'm calling this one 'Winter Aspens'.

11 comments:

renate said...

Hello Billie:) Happy New Year!!
Beautiful piece of art. Hope to see a lot more of your creations:)

Billie Crain said...

Happy New Year, Renate! Thank you for your comment. :)

Billie Crain said...

Happy New Year, Renate! Thank you for your comment. :)

renate said...

Twice? This is going to be a very good year! :)

diamondix said...

Hi, just found you on pinterest and so impressed with your art. I do have a question though. Why do you apply the ink to the backside first. What purpose does this serve. Do you use regular wax paper?

Billie Crain said...

Hi, Dixie and welcome to my blog. :) Thank you for your comment on my work! I apply the primer ink to the back of the paper because some ink is always left behind and I don't want it mixing in with the alcohol ink. I just want it to show through when I mount the finished painting. I do use regular waxed paper. In fact I use a store brand.

Sheri Trepina said...

Beautiful!

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Sheri. :)

Mary Trinkley said...

Beautiful, JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Mary!

crazy4atc said...

Beautiful!Thanks for explaining your process,must try!!