Birthday Inklings

Two of our friends (married to each other) have birthdays on consecutive days. The perfect excuse to make a pair of cards which might look nice together on the mantelpiece.

It’s been quite a while since I used ink and a brush, and I fancied having a little play. I sketched the outlines, each image no larger than about 6cms. Next I added water inside the lines with a clean brush, and using a different small round brush stroked in blue/black Calligrapher’s Ink (W&N) and watched the magic happen. Because the images were small, it took very little ink to get the right kinds of bleeds and spreads. This technique is so  satisfying when it works.

Swan ink

Black cat ink

Fingers crossed they like them!

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