Friday, September 4, 2009

Artists' Paper

I've been working on layering some artists' papers.
This is a really good thing to do when you're avoiding other things,
umm, I mean when you want to
Create Something but you're just not sure what you want to do.
I take 60 pound paper, slather some gesso on it (both sides - dry in between),
then begin the process of Layering Things...
masks, stencils, inks, paints, glazes, writing...
you get the picture.
Oh, hey!
You DO get the picture -
enjoy!

















These are not finished yet - I still have some work to do on them. And it's a great way to use up all that cheap craft paint that you have around...

add some glazing medium or polymer medium to it and it works great!

I hope that you all have a great holiday weekend.

Be safe and by all means,

Be Creative!

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Yummy papers carol!! one of my favorite things to do as well! Except that it requires a clean, flat surface to spread out and work on!! HUMMMMMMMM, need to find one of those........
thanks for sharing!
Elizabeth

kathy said...

Lovely, Carol and I can't wait to see the final product. Looks like lots of fun play!

jackie said...

This looks like so much fun! And how wonderful that you have such a great working area! I love all of your art!

Sherry said...

Looks like so much fun. Are you ready for next week?

Martha Lever said...

Yes, yum yum yum!!! Thanks for your comment today. I am thinking about 5 or 6 lessons to this calligraphy class.

Joanne Huffman said...

Great photos of great papers!!!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Carol! Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!
Can't wait to see what you do with all of these wonderful paper paintings!