Ink Painting, Visible Mending


I am captivated by he visible mending movement.
It totally thrills my hippy self; it makes me conservation self so so happy.
We use things up and recycle them —
my nice clothes become painting clothes, then finishing rags.
But now I can proudly wear my patched favorite clothes in public
*gasp*
and be trendy!

This inky experiment is one of the patches I am sewing for Mitchell’s knees on his jeans.

Other than the needle and thread, which is a waterproof ink, all the other inks are water-soluble.  I did a pencil sketch, layered lines, and erased the pencil.  I hit the lines with a waterbrush — quickly, and not all colors at once!  I don’t want to belabor the water — in fact, if the waterbrush is one of those soppy wet brushes, it is better to use a watercolor brush and water for more control.
Many of the colors mushed too sloppy, so I added lines after they dried.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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