Try this method of printing and drawing with sticks, leaves, flowers and rocks and see what interesting patterns and designs you can create!
If you want to explore further, you could also try pinecones or seashells. Look around your neighbourhood and see what nature offers up to you.
You Will Need:
- Koh-I-Noor Drawing Ink Pot, Black
- Micador Lotus Palette
- Micador For Artists Rains Watercolour Paper
- Sticks, flowers, rocks and leaves
Option 1: Sticks
When finding a stick, make sure it's sturdy, so it won’t snap while you draw! Use the tip of the stick to make thin lines or a thicker part to create bold lines. Multiple lines can be made in one motion, depending on your sticks shape!
Option 2: Flowers
Use flowers as a stamp! Simply, press the flower into the ink in your lotus palette and then onto your paper. You can also use flowers to paint like a paintbrush by using a sweeping motion to spread the ink across the paper!
Option 3: Rocks
Find a rock that’s easy to hold and draw with. Dip it into the ink and drag it across the paper to create sharp, textured lines. Turn the rock whilst drawing to create unpredictable marks! Press lightly to avoid ripping the paper.
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Option 4: Leaves
When using leaves, choose a single leaf or a whole stem! The shape, size, and strength of your leaves will affect how your ink applies on the page. Make sure you experiment with lots of types to get a desired effect!