Saturday, July 5, 2008

Salt sprinkles

This is a page in the sketchbook I am working in for my Studio Journals class. This week we are working with color, and one of the things the instructor suggested we try was doing a water color wash on paper, then sprinkling it with salt. It makes the most wonderful texture. After it was dry, I wiped the salt off and went back in to do some detail work with colored pencils.

Here's a detail shot:

I am going to be dyeing fabric next week, so I am going to try this technique out on fabric. It would be fun to embroider details on top of fabric if I could get it to look like this.