Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chapter 5: Make Patterned Papers

All the patterned papers in this chapter were based upon the sketches from the previous chapters work, including those which deviated along their own lines! Each page of patterns measures approximately A4 size. I had a lot of fun playing with squiggles, splashes, dots and lines while creating these papers. Working with black and white is very freeing when devising patterns since the question of colour is completely removed. While I had played previously with ink and bleach, this was my first attempt at monoprinting. While I enjoyed the process, the speed at which you have to work to get your print before the paint dries is a little bit stressful! :)

INK MARKS: The following patterned papers were created using black Quink ink and a variety of tools as 'paint brushes' to make marks, including cotton buds to make dots and lines, scrunched up kitchen paper, edge of credit card, bottle top, end of kitchen roll tube, half the end of a cardboard tube, bubble wrap, corrogated card board, tip of credit card, and edge of corrogated cardboard. Marks were made by dragging, dabbing, dotting, swivelling and drawing.


Quink inked cartridge paper, cotton bud dipped in household bleach, then dabbed and dragged over paper.

Edge of credit card dipped in household bleach and dragged across black tissue paper.
'Painted' lines with cotton bud dipped in bleach, followed by dragging tip of bleach dipped credit card across inked cartridge paper. Really like the effect of this paper.

Edge of credit card dipped in household bleach and dragged across black tissue paper.
Bottom of kitchen roll dipped in bleach and stamped on black tissue paper.

Empty medicine pill blister dipped in saucer of bleach and stamped on to inked cartridge paper, with some dragging of bleached credit card tip across page.

MONOPRINTS: To create the following set of monoprints I used black Windsor and Newton Designers Gouache, spreading it on to a glass pane (a shelf from an old fridge!). I 'drew' the patterns using a variety of 'tools', including cotton buds, bubble wrap stamped down as well as scrunched up and dragged, edge of palette knife, corrogated cardboard, and edge of kitchen roll tube.

1 comment:

  1. These are terrific, Edith! I especially love your bleach drawings - so much variety in the marks! Mine were a bit of a flop in comparison. If you want to keep the paint liquid for a bit longer for your monoprints, you can add a bit of textile medium (even if you're printing on paper).