Gouache and Ink Painting Resist Technique.
I have been experimenting with this technique to achieve an unusual surface that looks like it’s been printed. In fact it’s a resist method and it’s simple to do !!
Materials. Gouache tube paints, Black India ink, watercolour paper, watercolour brushes, water pot, palette, newspaper, pencil
Draw your image in pencil and paint with Gouache paints, leaving some areas blank as this is where the ink will fill in the spaces. Leave to dry.
Cover the whole paper in ink, paint gently as not to disturb the paint washes. Leave to dry.
Take the paper to the sink and run it under the tap and brush off the ink carefully. Leave to dry.
Once dry, I outlined my objects with ink to create the form, but you don’t have to do this you can just add colour.
Then I re-painted my picture with some colours
This technique gives the painting unusual tonal values, as the ink has resisted the Gouache paint. You can draw in just white paint and created different marks too.