Today I’d like to share a past post with you as part of an online art collaboration with Seth Apter’s blog The Altered Page.
As Colour Wash inks are back in fashion here is a video tutorial featuring; Tiger Paper. Tiger paper is my name for the background papers I produce using particular distressed inking techniques.
You Will Need
- Ranger Color Wash inks, in three colours. I use Stream, Denim and Eggplant in the video
- A larger spray bottle of water
- Gloves, this is a messy technique
- A plastic box to spray into
- Blank newsprint or copier paper
- Mini Mister bottles (optional)
- Plastic mat or similar to protect surrounding areas
***It is important that you protect the area, around your spray box. These inks do tend to spread and any unprotected surface may be inked if you do not protect it ***
Use a variety of different card stocks, each kind will give a different effect. Suggestions for cardstock to try:
- Water Color Paper with a texture
- Mat Board
- Coated card (laser printer paper could work)
- Glossy Card. Works very well.
To find stockists of the products used in the film, here are links to their manufacturers.
- Tim Holtz product range, including Color Wash, with colour charts
- Cre8tive Online, UK stockist of Color Wash Inks
Tiger Paper is great fun to make. I hope you give it a try, do show me the results if you do. If it isn’t working for you, try different cardstock. This is one of those techniques where results vary, depending on the card you use.
Do Check out Seth Apter’s amazing blog; The Altered Page for lots of mixed media inspiration.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon