Ink Breath


Objective: Make a work of art using ink and paper. Have fun.

Reason: Making art is therapy see http://cdparkinsons.org/creativity-and-art-therapy/

Materials

  • Card stock paper
  • India ink
  • Acrylic Ink
  • Alcohol Ink
  • Paint
  • Chopstick or shish-kabob skewer

Directions

  • Cover the table with plastic table cloth.  This can be messy.
  • Choose a piece of card stock paper to use as your canvas
  • Place a drop of ink on the paper
  • Inhale slowly through your nose.
  • Purse your lips as if you are whistling.
  • Exhale sharply with your lips close to the drop of ink. Imagine that you are blowing a fly off the paper. Try to get the drip to move. Look for wet spots of ink and try to blow there.
  • Use the skewer to make ink lines if you wish.
  • Use the thicker paint to make larger colorful blobs if you wish
  • A drop of alcohol ink makes a perfect circle on the paper. Drop a single drop of alcohol ink onto the paper if you wish.
  • Look at what you made. Add more ink if you think that would make the design better.
  • Try again with a new piece of paper if you wish.
  • Sign your work(s) of art.
  • Keep your art for yourself OR Give your work of art to someone else OR throw it away. Whatever you chose to do with it, you learned from the experience.