It was time again for a new experiment. Besides, I had not painted mixed media paintings for a long time. This time I wanted to know how gouache behaves with ink and both with alcohol. It created interesting structures. The gouache has reacted less to the alcohol than the ink, because the ink has decomposed in places properly. Because the gouache (heavily moistened) was a bit thick, it could hold the ink here and there (if the gouache was not too liquid). And when I applied gouache and ink again alternately, rings have formed. With respect to the eatercolor paints I have only set them as colored accents. In addition, I have observed that if you spray the right proportion of dripped gouache and ink with the correct dose of water, then the ink flows radial through the circular drop of gouache. It looks pretty cool too. With further practice, you can safely use this process for a background. Doreen.


There is also another channel, where I show coloring videos.



– watercolor paper by Daler-Rowney, 21 x 29,7 cm, 300 g/m², cold pressed, from the series Aquafine texture

– Magic tape by Scotch

– water spray bottle

– alcohol spray bottle

– Black India Ink by Speedball

– reed pen

– White gouache by Schmincke

– White acrylic paint by Amsterdam from the series Expert

– watercolor paints by Nevskaya Palitra from the series White Nights in Golden, Titian Red and Shakhazarkaya Red



Video production – Doreen Gehrke

Music – The Parting Glass (Instrumental) by Aussens@iter (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: Doxent Zsigmond