|Napping Kitty in the Meadow, oak gall ink, 9x12"|
Maybe I just get bored too easily, but I always like trying new mediums. Today I opened up a bottle of oak gall ink. My daughter had purchased it around Christmas and used it a couple of times, but it was just sitting there...
It has a weird smell.
And it works like magic. It goes on really watery looking - almost transparent. But as it dries, it gets darker. And if you layer it, you get beautiful variations of a rich purplish gray.
I tried using both a brush and a metal pen knib. Both worked fine. I ended up with darker lines using the pen. In a couple of spots, I washed on a little water. The ink bleeds -- its not permanent, even after its dry, but it doesn't wash away completely.
|Meadow Foliage, oak gall ink, 9x12"|