Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quink Ink and Bleach

Last week I had a play day with my friend Anne--this is the first time this year we have had a day together.
Last year we met once a month and experimented with different mixed media techniques but this is our first opportunity this year.
Each month we take turns in demonstrating something new that we have learned.
This time it was Annes turn to demonstrate and we worked with Quink ink and bleach.
Here is a piece of printed paper that has had black quink ink painted on it then sprayed with bleach and then when dry it was lightly sprayed with pearlescent ink.




This is the same process but on brown craft paper.



I like the look of these papers.

12 comments:

Genie said...

Lovely work Doreen

Janet said...

Oh, I really like this technique!! I've never heard of Quink ink. I'll do a google search and see if it's available here in the US.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Hummmm....I'm going to look forward to seeing what you do with these I think you are soooo lucky to have such friends to "play" with all the time.

Purple Missus said...

Top piece looks really interesting with the text on it.
I love this technique - it throws up so many different variations.
Must be great having a friend to share a 'playday' with. :)

Textile Art Showcase said...

This technique works nicely on fabric too. Try it on coloured fabrics - cover with the ink and dry thoroughly and then paint ink stamps with with bleach and press them down! - if the bleach is removing too much or spreading too far - squirt the area with some vinegar.

sharon young said...

Nice samples, especially the printed page, I've used this technique many times but never thought to use it like this, it's very effective.

Sandy said...

How fun. I get together with 2 people to try things too.

Heather said...

Love the Quink and bleach samples, especially the one on printed paper. It's good to set aside some time to experiment, you always learn something even if it is only what not to do! Love the goodies on your earlier post - how great that you won the giveaways.

linda stokes said...

Your papers look great Doreen. I've done this on painted tissue paper bonded to felt, painted with the Quink and bleached with a stamp.
It would be fun to have playdays with a friend.

Jacquelines blog said...

lovely technique Doreen, thanks for sharing!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful aged papers you've created! I too am curious about the Quink Inks....as my 78 year old friend always tells me...Google knows everything ;) so off I go!

Nick Stewart said...

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