A simple ATC Today
Yesterday, when I was playing with dropping the water onto the watercolour, I noticed this
Different colour molecules are different sizes, and due to their size, they with move along a piece of paper wet at one end depending on their size.
The water will slowly soak up the paper taking the colour with it.
I was entranced at this stage, because it looked so like a little landscape with pine trees in front.
When I do this with children, as I said, the colour is usually a black ballpoint, because with alcohol instead of water as I used here, the pen ink separates into different colours. I was surprised that the black water coulour didn't separate, so...
The one on the left is pretty much the same as the first one with water and had similar colours. It seemed like the black didn't separate, but when you compare it to the one on the right which was the same but no black, you can see that the black is contributing to the colours as this one doesn't have as much. Also you can almost see some blue separating off the black on the left, if you look hard.
Anyway, thst was my experiment, and I am thinking about how I could make those fluted lines on a piece of fabric, by repeatedly drying and adding new colour to the bottom. Of course this is only one brand of paint in a few limited colours, different brands will mix their pigments in different proportions. I am pretty sure you could use dyes for this as well.
DSE from the text me series and from Ellie Lash's freebie Fridays