What is Kaleidolines?
Kaleidolines is a type of picture in which lines are joined to create a work of art.
The name Kaleidolines is a combination of several words: the Greek words "kalós," which means beautiful, and "eîdos," which means shape; and the English word "lines," which can mean both a drawn line and a line as in a series of products. Kaleidolines was so named because it allows you to combine lines and shapes to create beautiful pictures.
One line and one shape can be combined in many different ways. And by skillfully using colors and spaces, you can expand your range of expression even further.
Kaleidolines can be used to not only create decorative works, but also to make such items as cards to give to other people. It allows you to express your creativity by decorating miscellaneous goods and small items around you.
You're sure to discover a new interest once you try Kaleidolines for the first time!
Basic Drawing Techniques
Picture the space you will use, and draw the line that will be the axis for your picture.
Fill-in the finer details.
Fill-in some spaces with black ink to provide variation.
Add the colors you like.
And you're done!
Use it as is to decorate your room, or add a message to make a card for a friend. The possibilities are endless!
Water-based dye inks and water-based pigment inks
Water-based Pigment ink
Waterproof after drying
Water-based Dye ink
Add water to create different gradations.
For a beautiful finished effect, use water-based pigment ink for the Kaleidolines outlines and water-based dye ink to fill them in with color.
You can create gradations in an area colored in with water-based dye ink by shading it with a water brush pen.
*Depending on the type of paper, the effect may be different.