February 19, 2009

Ink Resist Project

I had the opportunity to substitute in a lower school art class recently. The classes were working on an ink resist project that day, which inspired me to create these cards. I wanted to share with you this simple technique learned that day. All you need is cardstock, a box of crayons, paint brush, adhesive and India ink. Let your imagination go and share what you have created with this technique.

1. Draw pictures on cardstock with crayons. Color dark and leave no white space showing through.
2. Wrinkle up your art work, open it up, and then crumple it again. Do this several times allowing the crayon to crack and cardstock to crease.
3. Now dilute India ink with water and brush over the art work. The ink will soak in the cracks of the cardstock. Allow it to puddle and air dry.
4. Once your work is dry, apply rub-on words and quotes to the designs.
5. Create a card by folding a piece of cardstock in half.
6. Mount your piece of artwork onto the card. Now you can enjoy, mail to a friend or add to a scrapbook page.


MaRLeNeF said...

These came out awesome ~ great blog you got :) xxx Marlene

Jenniwren32 said...

Wow Tish - Love this technique and what you did with it!!!