At present, I am posting a lot of mixed media, however I do have a number of textile pieces in process.
I will be posting these as they are finished in the next few weeks
Deadlines are looming, and of course, that is when the work gets done, lol.
Today I am posting about some painting on paper I did recently. The papers will be used in collage and mixed media work.
The first thing I wanted to play with was paste paper. I had recently read about this at a gorgeous bookbinding blog here. If you are not at all interested in paper, you will be after looking at her galleries.
The other things I wanted to play with were newspaper and adding stuff to painted papers.
I also decided that it would be worht trying a light coat of gesso before painting to wash out the text a bit, then I could have more muted colours.
The final two samples are just using different papers.
All in all, this was a very productive day, and I got a lot sheets of lovely paper to use in my books and mixed media out of it. The sample tags I have shown here are just little bits cut off the edges of thode sheets, and would you believe it? I have also used the scraps from cutting out the tags on some collaged book covers!