Last week I treated myself to a quick trip to the art store & bought myself a bottle of Dr. Ph Martin’s Bombay India Ink in Turquoise (among other things, ha). I had no immediate plan to use it, but when I saw Tammy Garcia’s latest Art Journal Tangents & Tactics video (no. 9 in the series), I knew I had to give it a try!
I drew a quick, sketchy, flower-y mandala using my Stabilo water soluble pencil. I added 2 drops of the ink (oh my goodness, that color is even more delicious & rich in person!) which is super saturated. I spritzed the mandala with water, let the ink “burst” onto the page, grabbed my paintbrush & let it dance over the page.
I love the way the ink & pencil combined into different shades & the way in which the gradations of color appears like clouds. I cannot wait to play more using this technique as I think the possibilities could be endless! Think I ‘ll be on my way back to the art store soon to pick up a few more colors of that luscious ink!
If you haven’t done so already, go here & give it a try!