Resisting Rice (pun un-intended)

Textures always were my favourite.There’s something about the originality and mystery that you can see in textures that makes you wonder how beautiful things can be if you let them take their course.

I keep looking for more ways to create textures, believe me the techniques I have come across are oh so exciting all the time.

Recently I learnt about a new technique my friend, Mrinmayee. She makes textures using rice and it was so interesting I asked her if I can write about it. So here it is, sharing some of her work.

Resist Technique/Rice Printing-

Textured created through resist printing

Textured created through resist printing

Inspired by the resist tie-dye technique used in ikat she has explored a way in which she uses rice to resist color on paper and the results are just brilliant! Its what she calls the ‘resist rice’ method.

Texture

Texture

Materials used are minimal- water, paper, color and a few rice grains and you are good to go. What you get at the end are mesmerizing all over prints each very different from one another.

The Artist's Desk

The Artist’s Desk

Thanks you so much Mrin for sharing it with me. I will definitely try making some 🙂

Cheers!

Apurva