Amidst the sporadic sunlight mixed with snow showers I dashed to mix the Inkodye, feeling adventurous I opted to mix the orange and blue to create a sepia tone this time. The dye coated the wood much easier than it had previously on material.
I put it outside for half an hour, for the sun came and went many times adding to the exposure time, and nothing… I left it out longer and only a very faint print appeared.
Not one to give up easily I had another go, just with the blue dye this time, just in case trying to print a sepia tone on a somewhat beige piece of wood was anything near the problem. My second attempt was equally catastrophic.
Whilst trial and error was ever my closest shadow yesterday as I messed about, little did I know I was wasting my time but on in the background to accompany my flawed attempts was Mumford & Sons and that is never time wasted.
As you can see there are no pictures to show off my artistic creations, needless to say there doesn’t seem much point, imagine a damp, blank piece of plywood and that pretty much sums up my day. I can only conclude it needs warmth to activate the dye as it was bitter cold even when the sun was out.
And so, trial and error take two, coming soon.
I bought this Lumi Inkodye which allows you to expose a photograph onto a material or wood using daylight. The kit includes three colours, red, orange and blue. They can be mixed to create other colours or diluted to make a lighter shade.