Paper staining with FW inks

Saturday, I took a workshop with Don Voss at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, NM.  We learned an assortment of techniques for using FW inks to stain papers, which are admirably suited to use as bases for painting, or for development as book pages. Don shared a lot of technical information about the inks and the ways different papers reacted to them.  It was an inspiring day, with a lot of fun and many ideas for how I can use this method of working with paper and ink.  I have used FW inks to create book covers for many years, but Don had many methods which result in very rich and dense pages.  I am so glad I was able to participate in this afternoon.

Yesterday I took a workshop in staining papers with FW inks from Don Voss at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos.  This is a sample of the pages I made.

About Julie Wagner

I was born in Wisconsin, and grew up on the east coast, wandering the woods, collecting leaves, bones, and bugs. After earning a BA from Oberlin College, studying sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum School, and receiving an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, I moved to a rural town in northern New Mexico where I live with my blacksmith husband, and a long series of dogs and cats. My work is based on the natural environment where I live, maps, scientific diagrams and microscopic images. My work is in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
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2 Responses to Paper staining with FW inks

  1. polly barton says:

    Hi Julie,
    What are FW inks?

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