03 February 2012

Ink Test

Where does the time go?!  I turned around to do one thing and suddenly it was several days later!!  Thought I had a handle on it, but turns out I was wrong.  There has been a lot of work going on in the Medical Transcription classes.  Since this is something that will be the "day job" and help pay bills I kinda' decided it should come first.  Got the train rolling and am making quite a bit of headway.  Since I don't want to loose that precious momentum,  I probably won't be posting a lot for awhile.

But, before I disappear for a week or two, thought I'd post a few of the "arty" things I've been doing.

Got to pick up some new inks and since I love pen & ink with watercolor wash I decided I'd better test them to see if they run.  Here's the results:

As you can see the Windsor and Newton inks are not run resistant!  The Noodler's black, Speedball super black india and Higgins white didn't.  I wouldn't put the Higgins or Speedball in a fountain pen, but they work great in dip pens!

I did the same type of test on pens and here's how that came out:

The Pigma and Pitt black and sepia; and Sharpie white water-based poster paint pens were all water resistant.


Been working on making my own rubber stamps.  A couple of years ago I had bought some inexpensive wood carving tools for my hubby that he never did anything with.  So, I figured if they would carve wood, they would carve art gum erasers.  I love how they came out!  Here's a pic of the stamps and the images they made.

The big one of course isn't a gum eraser.  I got the material at Hobby Lobby and don't remember what it was called.  It can be found in the Speedball linoleum cutting supplies.  It's really soft and cuts like butter.
Got some linoleum sheets yesterday to give them a try.  When I get time to do them, I'll let 'ya know how it works.
It's a lot of fun and I recommend making your own stamps.  That way, you own the copyright on them, so you're free to use them any way you want!

These are a couple of mixed media pieces and some sketching done at church.


Well, I guess it's time to get my nose back in my book and switch over to the left brain!

so, 'till next time-

1 comment:

  1. Stay on your roll! Good going.
    Neat ink tests and good info on rubber stamps.
    You know I love the church sketches!