I am still experimenting with my new pots of ink - and trying out lots of experiments.
This was a copy of a black and white Victorian photo which I printed off on plain paper then coloured it by painting with inks.
It took ages - well more than two hours - and you need to be patient - which is tough for me.
Close up of layers and 'grass'
Part of the foreground I painted with ink and the gold ink rubbed over it.
I am not very good at painting - so I just painted green ink over the plain background- but it looked too plain - so I smudged some gold ink over it - and it looks a bit like it has been painted on wood - more solid looking.
In 'natural' indoor light in my studio - its hard to imagine that she started off as a black and white copy of an old Victorian photo.
Photo taken under a light so that you can see the rubbed on gold and inked gold - it looks better in real life as the light catches the gold in.
Finally - here she is photographed on a different backing - doesn't it bring the colours out?