Re-inkers ,alcohol, and acrylic glaze medium
Nicole jumped in, working loosely and joyfully. Connie brought some larger 12" square boards she had gotten at Home Depot. She too, worked expansively and with pleasure. She tried something different, using black gesso over her panels, rather than the white of the prepared panels. This allowed her to use brighter colors and still get the muted, seasoned looking shades she wanted.
I demonstrated using Adirondack Ranger Reinkers, acrylic paint in warm gray, white, and Payne's Gray, alcohol ink, gel medium, glaze medium, self-leveling medium, and molding paste. The self-leveling medium is fairly new to me and I'm just discovering all its uses. For this workshop I showed how to drip this honey-like medium onto a surface to add texture. Molding paste also added texture, and sometimes I used the two together.
To work on the gessoed wood panels, I add glaze medium to the reinkers so that the color adheres better and doesn't get absorbed too far into the surface of the panel.
This piece kind of made itself as I slapped on ink during the workshop to the cheers of Nicole and Connie. Later I incised it like mad and added a rich red line on the right side and the curved black line at the bottom.
A Huge "Thank You!" to Connie and Nicole for joining me for a fabulously fun day. We are looking forward to scheduling a Wabi-Sabi II sometime soon!