Gouache Resist-Failure

Yes, it looks okay but artists, check your ink before you do a gouache resist!

The gouache underpainting before inking. The idea of the resist is that the Higgins Black Magic ink will stay on the white paper and the gouache will stay-fading a bit in the process but giving a cool look.

Painting over the gouache. Unfortunately I did not check the ink. It was Higgins but not the right kind, just regular India ink.

As you can see, the black ink washed off. Darn! I’ve done this before. What to do? I promised Kerfe I’d post something today. Only way to save it was to paint the background in so I did. I will try another one of these this week and will be more careful this time!

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9 responses to “Gouache Resist-Failure”

  1. memadtwo says :

    It’s a great painting nonetheless, Nina. Mythical. (K)

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    I’m glad you kept going, your painting is magical! I like the added texture the ink left on the color. You have started another technique with india ink. 🙂

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  3. shaunkellett says :

    Honestly? I love the final piece. That alone is enough to catch my eye. Then we have the fact it has an interesting story, of trials and accidents, behind it and… well… that makes it even more interesting in my eyes.

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  4. Evelyn Flint says :

    I think you turned it around very well and you’ve ended up with some lovely colours and textures…

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  5. Carol says :

    Gosh, even though it didn’t turn out as expected, it is still a great piece. Love the cheerful colors!

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