I belong to several wonderful groups on Facebook. There are over 2,000 members from all over the world. Our theme this week at Alcohol Ink Artists was abstracts. I decided to post this picture:
My dear friend, Birdie Young came up with this method of folding paper with the ink inside.
I added a white gel pen to emphasize the shapes.
For this post, I’m going to take you through how it’s done.
Yupo Paper comes in different weights. I usually use 74# Cover Paper. For the above picture I used 62# transluscent paper that is lighter and easy to fold. For the following I used #104 Transluscent paper which wasn’t as easy to fold but worked fine.
Step 1: Pour ink onto the paper. I used Bottle, Mountain Rose and Wild Plum. I did not use any blending solution.
Step 2: fold the paper with the ink still wet
Step 3: Fold some more
Step 4: Open
Step 5: After more folds
Step 6: Start to outline the color patterns with a white gel pen.
Here’s the finished piece. You will notice that because it is translucent you can see my writing on the back (my bad).
Here’s one more piece done in this style. It’s fun.