Thursday, October 29, 2015

Inktense Experiments

Now this is an adventure! At Sketch Club the other day I finally made time to test out the Derwent Inktense pencils (which become permanent when water is added) on fabric. As I cleaned out my stacks of fabric, I found some white cotton and cut it into rectangles for my Textile Sketchbook. I taped a piece to a small piece of plywood and drew my favorite succulent plant, which has red-edged leaves, with a Micron .08 tip (permanent pen). The large tip made it easier to draw without catching threads.

Then I started adding color by dipping the pencils into water first. I rather like the bleeding that is developing. More fun ahead!

6 comments:

Anneliese said...

I love already the flower - and its bleeding.

Sharon Tomlinson said...

This looks so great. I have used Inktense quite a lot and I wanted to tell you another way to try. That is by wetting the cloth first or the area you are working in. Sometimes I use a mist bottle to do this. Play around with how wet or damp works. Then you can see where the bleed is going. Also, when happy with an area, take it to the iron and dry it. Then you can add layers of color by drying between. When dry the inktense becomes permanent. Thanks for sharing.

Els said...

Lovely experimenting Nadia !!! And thanks for the extra information Sharon !

(when I finished the Pink Ribbon challenge on my blog I can try too ;-) !)

Mo Crow said...

Hi Nadia I love that plant too, it's so very tough!
Grace of Windthread is experimenting with inktense pencils too so I shared Sharon's good tips over there
here's the link-
http://windthread.typepad.com/windthread/2015/11/so-i-did-it-all-the-pencils-i-did-it-very-very-slowly-i-looked-closely-inbetween-i-went-outside-walking-arounds.html

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

LOVE your plant!!!!
and yes...the Inktense Experiments....just beginning, just now.

i'll be watching you here....

Thanks Mo

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

and Sharon, Thank You from me too!