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Entranced with Inks

18x24" strathmore drawing paper, various j. herbin inks

My daughter (11) and were spellbound by the interplay of inks and water. We used chopsticks, brushes, calligraphy pens and a straw to add ink, blow the ink around, etc. We made two 18x24" pages, one with rouge opera ink (pinky red) and the second with mostly eclat de saphir (cobalt blue) and a bunch of other colors.


You don't always need a reason.

The fun is just getting immersed in the process.

Our favorite thing is to do a wavy line or swirl with water and add a drop of ink with a calligraphy pen, the ink is pulled into the water.

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Reader Comments (7)

Lovely pictures! :o)

05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

What fun!

05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Gorgeous! And fun!

05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirstin

Looks like fun! And what interesting results!

05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

These doodles are beautiful. And I love the camera angle. I may take a trip to the store to pick some up for myself. Thanks for sharing.

05.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

This looks tremendous fun with lovely results. Your kids are really lucky to have such a creative Mum!


05.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

Wow!!! Loads and loads of fun here.
Thank you for sharing :]

05.6.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril Cole

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