Monday, April 11, 2011
Inkblot - Giveaway
This is Margaret Peot's new book "Inkblot.....Drip, Splat, and Squish your way to Creativity"
I have used Margaret's previous book "Make your Mark" before in my lessons so I couldn't wait to see what she has come up with now!
If you are interested in winning your own copy of this book please read the rest of this post and leave a comment. I will make the draw on:
Friday April 15th/2011.
I used a sketchbook that I had on hand, applied some ink to one page and then folded over the former page page.
I did find the ink bled thru to the underlying page so I would advise you stuff a wax paper sheet on either side of the 2 pages you are working on.
I then did some pencil sketching, added some paint, a little Sharpie.....
When I looked at my blot I could see a Chinese Dragon puppet head.
It's amazing how one inkblot sketch will get that creativity flowing.........I started looking at all my dragon head reference photos and started making notes for new projects!
At school I have done a Monster "paint blot" project. There are 2 ways you can do it. You can squeeze the paint onto your paper with containers like these. Recycle your glue containers as well add some water to your almost empty paint bottles, shake and you can use up the last few drops
or use an eyedropper with either disk or liquid tempera. If using disk tempera you need to get your paint going so you have a pool of it from which you can draw up into the eyedropper.
Here's Ryan making a blot. Notice the page is pre folded......(Thanks for that tip Margaret!)
(please disregard the messy table but that is how I work, I can never figure out how some artists/creators have these fantastic looking workrooms like in the mag "Where Woman Create". My space is very much "lived" in!)
Fold over and press.