Sunday 10 April 2016

2016 #7 Paint and Ink Resist {by Kim Dellow}

2016 Topic 7: Resists

Hey folks, Kim Dellow here with a technique I have never tried before, well before I wrote this blog post that is. I thought for the Resist theme running here on the PaperArtsy blog that I would have a go at the Gouache and ink resist technique but I’ve swapped out Gouache paint for the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints. This is a fabulous technique and you can get some great print-like effects from it so if you haven’t tried it yet then do give it a go.

But, before you go rushing off to try this technique for yourself, you do need to know that it doesn’t actually work on PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints on their own. However, it does work if you mix the paint with the PaperArtsy Crackle Effect Glaze. I’m guessing that it might work if you try mixing the Fresco paints with the other PaperArtsy Glazes too but the Crackle Effect was the only one I had so I haven’t tried the other ones yet. If you try them then do come back and let me know how you get on!

As to how much of the Glaze to add the only ratio I have so far tried is a 50:50 split, when I have some more time I shall do some experiments with different ratios. But so far I do know that if you use a mix of half Fresco paint to half Crackle Effect Glaze then you can get this great Fresco Paint and Ink Resist technique to work.

Fancy a bit of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints and Ink resisting? Great! Let’s do it!

Step One: Heavy weight mixed media paper is great for this technique, you could also use watercolour paper too. Tape the paper to a hard surface with masking tape and stamp out your scene using Tsukineko Memento London Fog ink. I chose this ink to stamp with because it does not show under the ink I’m going to use later. I used EKD01 and EKD02. 


Step Two: Paint your scene with the 50:50 Fresco to Crackle Effect Glaze mix, the colours I have used are Fresco Finish Cheesecake, Fresco Finish Teresa Green, Fresco Finish Coral, FrescoFinish Turquoise and Fresco Finish Mermaid.

The trick is to paint all the negative space, so both inside and outside of the stamped lines but don’t paint over the lines. Anywhere you do not have paint will become black when you add the ink wash at the end. A fine detail brush is very useful in some places depending on how much of the stamp detail you want to keep, but it is worth it in the end!
Let the paint dry completely.

Step Three: ***SCARY BIT ALERT!***
Deep breathe now, take a large brush and cover your beautiful, taken you hours to do, painting with an ink that is water-resistant once dry, like Indian Ink (or India Ink if you are in the US). I know, it is scary, but you can do it!
Let the ink dry completely.

Step Four: Things are about to get messy! Use a brush and clean water and wipe over the painting to reveal the colour beneath. You can un-tape your picture at this point to help the ink to pour away if you need to.

How much you brush with water will determine how distressed the final painting will look as the paint also reacts to the water and can be easily washed away. So just be careful not to lose all of your Fresco painting as well as the ink. I did get a little overzealous in areas so my picture is looking quite distressed but hey, it is still a cool look!
Once you are happy let your painting dry.

Hope you have fun with your resists this week and do let me know if you try this technique with the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, I would love to hear how you get on.
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Thanks Kim. Well, scary indeed, you are one brave crafter! What a dramatic step to take but the results are well worth taking the leap of faith. I love the grungy, pitted effect at the end along with those pops of colour. Those lil hedgehogs make me go 'Aww' everytime I see them. ~Darcy 

We would love to see how you interpret this Resists topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #7: Resists, on this page HERE.
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All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Resists link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, April 17th 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

ooh that looks a bit of a scary thing to do... love the distressed result though!

Catie Cuddles said...

Oh my... This looks fabulous and is indeed a brave move. Not sure I could do it when the painting is as good as yours!
Catherine xxx

Craftyfield said...

I've considered this before and thought nah... too dangerous. This one is for the brave! Cool results though.

Mac Mable said...

Yep this is scary but loving the grunge look so I will give it a go! I'll practice on a small bit first!!! xx Loving the final result of your project and thank you for the inspiration x

Julie Lee said...

Love your inspiration, Kim! I can imagine this working with all kinds of compositions and stamps. I love it with the ones you've chosen. I will, try, if I can, to experiment with some of the other PA glazes and see what happens! xx

Miriam said...

Lovely project and technique Kim.... and yes, that looks very very scary!! Think I need to try it though!

Claire said...

Fab technique Kim - hopefully will get chance to have a go as I love how it's turned out xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is incredibly cool, Kim! Love it! I've never seen anything like this before. I think the little hedgehog is saying to the big one, 'it all went dark for a minute, mum',

Lucy x

Kirsten said...

I've read this post three times & each time when I've got to the bit about painting over the image, my brain has gone "EEK!!!" :) But the end result looks wonderful.

craftimamma said...

Love the distressed look you achieved with this technique Kim but I'm not sure I'd have the courage to black out all the lovely painting. Mind you, that's assuming I could paint that well in the first place, lol! Fabulous finished piece!

Lesley Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a fab technique. Can't wait to try it. Lx

Kim Dellow said...

Thanks everyone! I really hope you all push past the scary and give it a go :D
I think starting small is a great idea Mac Mable, I would have too if I had had the time. I did experiment just with the paints in a sketch book first to see if I could get it to work and I have the results of those experiments up on my blog if you are interested. But then I jumped on in head long and boy was I glad that I had something to show for it at the end LOL!

Ooo if you do try the other glazes Julie Ann I would love to know the results!

Ha Ha, I think you are right Lucy! :)


craftytrog said...

What a great effect Kim! Must try this! I'll have a go with a different glaze, maybe on something small to start.
Alison x

Cocofolies said...

Oh, what a great way to get and show the beautiful resist of paints!!! Thank you for the post, and your detailed painting is gorgeous, I love the final result, gorgeous!!!
Coco x