Monday, August 27, 2012
Making Art in the Sink
At our last get-together, Cathy showed us how to make a sink journal--a technique she learned at a recent drawing workshop.
The end result is a simple, fold-out journal with a pocket flap at the bottom for holding whatever your heart desires.
We used white paper, black sumi ink, a paintbrush, and a sink.
We painted designs on the paper, one side at a time, with the ink and a large brush.
I did spirals and circles on one side and scribbles on the other.
When the ink was semi-dry, the paper was held under running water and manipulated to allow the ink to run and spread.
Then the majority of ink was washed off and the paper hung to dry.
We seamed two pieces of paper together and folded up the bottom flap.
Then we folded it into a journal.
Simple, good clean fun!
Sinks aren't just for dishes anymore.