Rain was forecast for today but the sun prevailed most of the day. We had a chance to do our mark making with India ink in the driveway and as they dried in the drying rack, we worked on adding other media to scraped painted paper.
I started with a very pale piece of scraped painted paper and added oil pastels, watercolors, liquid chalk, correction fluid, white India ink (yes, there is such a thing), plain colored chalk and acrylic paint. If you look at the background, that was the pale paper I started with as a first layer.
I had another sheet which I had worked on a few years ago in a similar fashion using the same techniques and materials. It was so awful I never intended to use it but I needed two sheets in order to demonstrate weaving so I went back into this sheet and added more marks.
I sliced them into strips and wove them together first in one direction then another to see which was the most pleasing to me. This was the final weaving.
We spent most of the afternoon making prints with various sized and shaped gellis.
Last we look the marked papers with India ink and sliced and wove them
I really loved both of these workshops and although they had the same name, they were both very different. I laid out the choices of which techniques or materials I would demonstrate and let the participants decide what they wanted to do. I think almost everyone is returning next year.
I can say without a doubt I set out the most intensive array of materials and set up and break down was LONG. There were no lack of materials.
The next event will be the Maine Event September 14, 15, and 16. Until then I will be making and also traveling to meet people, visit art museums and favorite places while I sketch and paint.
Thanks for reading,