Used A4 glass plate and selection of brushes
two colours, brush swirls and different densities of colour, mixing on a palette and on the glass
drier/ wetter colours diluted with a little water or retarder
making textures on the plate with a brush by dragging the brush through the colours.
scratching lines with the end of a brush
splattering wet colour
reapplying colour after first print
using acrylic paint instead of ink
rolling on a layer of colour then wiping off
Just trying to get a feel for it.
Textures one gets from drier paints
Hard edges from wetter ones
Texture of colour applied by roller
Interesting textures from using a brush
Flattening/ spreading of thicker/ wetter paint into a larger blob
Copier paper more absorbent than cartridge
Acrylics very sticky and wet
Different textures of the inks from the bottles- blue quite runny.
Yellow ink quite transparent: add white to make it more opaque.
Ghosts prints can be quite effective
I made the classic mistake of trying to reproduce a French butcher’s blackboard with the day’s offers written on it, forgetting that the writing was reversed.