For this first week of Season of Contrast at Get Messy I have taken contrast to the extreme and used only black and white! I have enjoyed working with black ink, black gesso and white gesso so far, with a little addition of Posca pen to make the dots on the ombre spread and the details on the next spread.
I tried some ink blots and then couldn’t stop making them!! I find the ink blots mesmerizing to make and to stare at. All kinds of things pop out of the page. I always see lots of faces.
For sketchbooks, I used my giant Moleskine which opens A2 size, medium Moleskine which is A3 when open and my mini Moleskine which is A5 open. All the sizes!
I really like the small gelli prints of fern leaves in my mini book.
Prints were made on vintage dictionary paper and dry wax paper as well as directly into my sketchbooks.
I think I will leave some of these prints and blots alone and some I will work into pages in my art journal.
Using black and white was such fun, no pressure to get colours organized, just go for it and embrace the contrast!
Happy Thursday x
Great work, lots of interesting approaches to the new theme, you have inspired me, thanks!
Oh yay! I am so pleased you are feeling it!
I love the ink blots! And the leaf prints look great too.
Thanks, those ink blots are super fun and I need to stop hacking at my fern for prints!
Gorgeous graphic work Clare!
Wow! These are all so amazing!
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed making them!