Experiment with Watercolour and Plastic Bag

In trying to think of another way to use plastic bags in my art, rather than fusing and collaging them, I got the idea to draw on them with one of those permanent markers that can write on plastic/glass etc. But what to draw?

I had a study I had done, flouting the conventions of watercolour, by not using blending, and by using black. It was too small to do the line work with brush, so I thought, why not use a translucent plastic bag?


Watercolour and plastic scan 001

I stuck the plastic film on with acid free glue stick. If you look closely you can see some of the little wrinkles. This plastic “skin” could say something about superficiality, or the permanence that such a plastic image can have in the minds of people.

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