This workshop was called COMPOSITIONAL PLAY. We worked on arches textwove torn into 8x6 sheets. We used a variety of tools. This first one was started with a squeeze bottle with a metal tip and sumi ink with a continuous line and then I used gesso, watercolor and walnut ink for texture.
This one started with gesso then the watercolor I embossed the bottom strip
Experimenting with a large brush first. It still needs a third element -I'll try adding a block of text in maybe black.
Another with the squeeze bottle and ink. In the critique, many thought this was a fiinished piece. Not sure about that! But I'm not sure where I could add text or an embossed subtle shape in the white area? Or I'm thinking I could add another loop down into the right white space...
Experimenting with dirty water for the background words. Tried Rosies technique of using a variety of lettering sizes and styles. I'm not sure if I'll try making a book with several of the pages.
I'll post more photos tomorrow when I take pictures of my work with daytime light. This one day workshop was wonderful! We worked on text wove paper and used ink out of a little tiny squeeze bottle, and gesso, watercolor, walnut ink, and then experimented with lettering on the pages. They could be used as a book or a finished piece.