In my need for experimenting and doing something different than my usual routine I decided to play with film and ink. I pulled out some old (developed) films from my home "film depot" (= bunch of shoe boxes filled with films) and treated them with acetone, sandpaper and bleach. After that I dipped my brushes into ink and attempted to paint on film. I scanned the results and you can see some of them here.
The idea was to make paper wet with water then generously sprinkle it with sugar before I start adding colored ink to hopefully get nice and grainy texture when the paper dries. I'm not sure how exactly I got that notion but I went with it and dumped more than 2 big spoons of white sugar on wet paper believing that as I add ink sugar will melt in liquids and create an appealing texture. That kinda happened except most of the sugar didn't melt and paper stayed sticky (nooooooooooo!). I tried to scrape off grains of sugar that were still stuck to paper but that wasn't possible without damaging the artwork. I also couldn't really finish the piece as I usually do (by adding tiny details) since the surface would become even more sticky as soon I'd touch it with a brush. So, I left it aside for a few days and as I picked it up again I was happy to realize the paper has become less sticky since the ink dried completely. But I still couldn't finish it as I originally planned and now I'm stuck with nice, colorful texture that you can lick to get few extra calories in case of famine. Sweet.
Yesterday I felt like doing something fun and experimenting a bit with ink and paint so I made this messy stop-motion video. First I took a piece of glossy bristol paper, sprinkled some water on it and started adding ink. As it goes, ink was spilling all over the paper and the piece of cloth I use to protect my desk from ink stains so I just spontaneously begun to paint not only on the paper but also on the piece of cloth. I took pictures of the process and edited them into a messy and rather shaky stop-motion animation. The video turned out shaky because I didn't use remote to take photos, I just kept on pressing the shutter button. I was aware video would turn out like that but, honestly I didn't care, I was just experimenting and anything goes when you're making experimental stuff :)
After I was finished with shooting photos I noticed I really like how my piece of protective cloth looked like, like a painting :) So, I took bunch of pictures of it too because why not.
Since it turns out I'm a bit compulsive when it comes to drawing I also "embellished" a white t-shirt. It was all fun experimenting and playing around and now I can go to my usual schedule:)