Sunday, July 12, 2009

Marbelizing on Rice Paper

I've been really busy creating these marbelized works on rice paper, a la Cheng-Khee Chee! What a lot of fun! Now I need to meditate with these pieces, let them talk to me, discover what I see in them and then add watercolour. After that, I'll be mounting them.

This one is my favourite - kind of looks like a little hobbit house in a big, old gnarled tree with heaps of interesting 'things' around. Zach, my oldest son, tells me that hobbits are not tree dwellers but I'm sticking to my story.




Below is a slide show of others;



8 comments:

Cindi said...

ok, i give, LOL how did you do these??? is it india ink or??? really nice texture and fun designs.. will be watching to see what comes next!!

Lokelani Forrest said...

It really does look like an old gnarled tree. I like it a lot.

debwardart said...

Very cool - are these done with ink?

Deb Léger said...

Hi Cindi,

lol, it's sumi ink. Chinese calligraphy stuff that comes in a green bottle. (I took a shot of the tools I used. Tonight, I'll post it.) You just float the ink on top of the water and lay your paper down. You can also manipulate the paper too for more effects, which I did in most of them. The great part is that you have no (or extremely little - extremely!) control in how it looks after you've 'inked' it. Lots of fun!

Deb Léger said...

Hi Lokelani, thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

Deb Léger said...

Hi Deb, yes it's sumi ink and kozo rice paper. Next I'm going to add watercolour to them......

Teresa said...

Ha! I just sent you an email about these Deb but had to come here and drool a bit more, they are awesome! can't wait to see waht you do with the color if you choose to add some.

Deb Léger said...

Thanks Teresa!