Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rice. Not Just For Dinner Anymore.

I started playing with the application of ink and water colors on rice paper last week and it's been a lot of fun. The paper is very thin and because it absorbs so well, the water from the ink rips the paper fibers creating an additional texture. The drawings pictured here were done using a brayer for the red and with brush, pen and seagull quill and feathers for the black ink. 

I have a large blank wall to work with and am considering using the 6' long sheets of rice paper that I picked up at one of my favorite stores Pearl River Mart in NYC to ink and then put behind Plexiglas with wood moldings. Stay tuned...
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