Lou started the session by talking about the many possibilities for using black walnut ink and showing us some examples of his work, the majority of which were on his own handmade papers. Since this is walnut season, be on the lookout for Study Group members around town picking up fallen walnuts to make their own ink. Seeing Lou's work was perfect inspiration for an entire session on using walnut ink being planned by a group of eager members for March of 2014.
|A few of Lou's walnut ink papers|
|The beginnings of a design|
|Buffing the surface with steel wool|
|Lou's graphite samples using Dolph Smith's technique|
|Foam embossing work station|
|Using the wood burning tool|
|A brilliant way to save samples|
And thanks to Janice K. for sending in the news and photos.