Saturday, October 26, 2013

More Papers

String paper
Unuyru paper
Lace paper
Tissue paper

I made 4 more types of papers on Friday. The string paper was made by laying pieces of string in a grid fashion across tissue paper, then lay another piece of tissue on top, then coating it with a mix of liquid acrylic paint, gloss medium and water. 
The unuyru, lace and tissue papers are simply coated with the same mixture in whatever colors are desired. I made several different colors of all the different papers. It's good to have a good supply of colors, shades, textures and papers before you begin to build your collage. The papers are laid on white plastic garbage bags and then hung up to dry with clip hangars. After drying they can be embellished using stamps, stencils, or freehand.
When dried they can easily be stored in color groupings on the hangars in a closet for easy access. 
I can't wait for the next step of designing the collage without adhesives.


  1. Wow, Jan! I totally dig that texture. Cool techniques!

    1. Just wait until you see the final collage...really cool! At least I hope it turns out that way.



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.