Friday, March 18, 2011

Painted Papers

In January 3 of us got together at my house to paint papers. We'd paint part then pass it to the next person. This month we went to the next house and added to the papers with rubber stamps, pens, pastels, and stencils.
To this I added the rubber stamp spiral. It's one I made using kids' sticky backed foam on an acrylic block. It was cut with a decorative blade in the rotary cutter than curved into a spiral.

This is stamped in the green background with a plate I made from styrofoam left from the takeout box. I then inked around some of the small shapes with a silver gel pen. The silver one I seem to use over and over.

I have a commercial flower stencil that I use a lot-like flowers. Marking pens work well with stencils and don't make the mess paints do. However, when you wipe them off, more paint is transferred to whatever they are sitting on.

Marking pens through a stencil again. I was recycling old microfich film and cut the curves with an Exacto blade.

This one I liked so well that I didn't touch it. They will go in a book probably. The others were doing post cards, but I'm more likely to do fabric post cards.

8 comments:

Suztats said...

You've created a variety of lovely textures and colours, Sandy, and it sounds as though you've been having lots of fun sharing these work days with other artists. That must be a blast, and I wish I had the opportunity to do the same thing.

Storycloth said...

These are great!I particularly like the top one - it reminds me of Australia. Gilly

Sue Bleiweiss said...

awesome papers Sandy! Love that last one but they're all gorgeous.

linda said...

Love your papers Sandy!
Thanks for the link too.

Barbara said...

Very, very eyecatching! I love them all!

liniecat said...

what great results and all so different

Cassie said...

This is awesome! It's been a while since I have made any hand painted papers. Now that the wheather is nice I will have to make some; I take the girls outside and let them go to town on painting papers - they have no preconceived ideas so their papers always look spectacular:) Have a wonderful week.

Melissa said...

I love these! I just recently discovered bookbinding using a sewing machine. Painted handmade paper with a perfectly stitched design might be a wonderful combination. Thanks for the inspiration.