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.


Anonymous said...

*snort laugh* at "sinks aren't just for dishes anymore".

This is awesome--I don't think I've ever heard of a sink journal before, but it looks really cool!

p.s. Oh, no! I'm a robot and didn't know it. Let me try again...

jude said...


Frances Traina said...

i really needed to see this! how inspiring:)))

lori vliegen said...

your sink art journal is fabulous! i did this in a workshop's a ton of fun to watch all that ink swirl around in the sink! i love what you did with your papers! xox

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just happened to stumble across your blog but i just wanted to let you know how much i like your art. Its so beautiful. I am very attracted to your journaling its always been a favorite art form for me :) by the way im not sure what you do for a living and i see you have been super busy but...have you ever thought of making "journal props" for movies? Someones gotta do it why not you? :)