I have learned how to do something called “inkblots” by Leah Piken Kolidas of Creative Every Day. I was so inspired after watching one of her videos I had to make my own, at once! Then when I had my inkblots I was staring at them for a long time. What is that?
I used the only ink I had at home. A black ink in a plastic bottle, it’s some kind of Chinese ink that smells funny. My experiments didn’t turn out exactly great (the ink seeped through the binding to other pages and it didn’t print well to the opposite page even though I added some water to make it spread out) but I still think the pages are interesting…
My second one didn’t turn out black at all, just a kind of evaporating gray. It covers to big pages of watercolour, so I still want to do something with it… I’d love to know what you see in these two spreads… What would you draw? What do you see?
I’ll tell you what I did tomorrow. If you want to give inkblots a try Leah is an inspiring teacher. I love watching her splash ink onto pages in her journal and then closing the book making the ink blot booth pages (it’s a kind of print almost).
If you want to try it, watch Leah’s video below: