Ink Drip Patchwork Collage

Ink Drip Patchwork (Stage One), Catherine Raine 2019

To create this effect, I repeatedly placed an ink-loaded paintbrush at various points at the top of the canvas. Then I tilted the canvas upright to allow the rivulets of ink to create their own pathways on the way down. After the vertical lines dried, I turned the canvas and repeated the process in order to create the intersecting horizontal lines.

Ink Drip Patchwork (Completed Collage), Catherine Raine 2019

I liked how the ink lines had made folksy quilt-like boxes, so I added colored papers to highlight the patchwork shapes.

Ink Drip Patchwork, Catherine Raine 2019

The spontaneous blending of the streams of ink as they met each other motivated me to select transparent papers for the collage. Not wanting to cover the ink tracks, I chose papers that would show off and interact with the colors resting underneath them.

Detail from Ink Drip Patchwork, Catherine Raine 2019
Detail from Ink Drip Patchwork, Catherine Raine 2019
Detail from Ink Drip Patchwork, Catherine Raine 2019
Detail from Ink Drip Patchwork, Catherine Raine 2019

I hope you enjoyed Ink Drip Patchwork! I highly recommend trying this fun art process.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.