Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How To Tuesday: Ink Blot Notecards

If you enjoy abstract looking flowers, faces, or shapes that are outlined in a black ink, then this craft is right up your alley.  Ink blot pieces are very easy to make and require little artistic ability.  Be prepared to mess up the first few attempts, but once you master the flow and "drawing" with the ink, this craft is fast and fun!

  • Artists Ink
  • Eyedropper (or dropper from the artist ink bottle)
  • Paper (watercolor, acrylic or cardstock paper works best)
  • Toilet Paper (divided into strips 2-4 squares long)
  • Newspaper for work space
  • Gloves
Step 1: Spread newspaper to protect the surface you are working on.  Lay your paper on top of the newspaper.

Step 2:  Fill the dropper with ink from the bottle and "draw" a picture.  Lightly squeeze the dropper to release ink as you "draw."

Step 3:  Quickly lay the toilet paper on top of the wet ink and quickly pull it off again.  The toilet paper will absorb some of the ink and scatter some of the ink for an abstract effect.

Step 4:  Let your new little masterpiece dry completely before you add colors.

If you like this, you may like some of the flat notecards in my Etsy shop!


  1. So pretty! Very artsy looking! :)

  2. this is a lovely idea Jessica!
    thank you for sharing!