Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Painted Papers

Years ago we used to go to a Paper Event at Portland State University in Portland, Or. I bought some papers that had a resist printed on them. The site on the package is no longer available, so I doubt that I can get any more.
They are painted by sweeping an ink pad over them. It needs to be a juicy one--at least with my old papers.

I found them again recently and decided to color them.

I did try other things-watercolors, ink pens, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and pastels, but the thing that works are the ink pads.

They came in lots of different patterns.

I'll use them for cards or in books.It's been a good project for this crazy fall we'd had.

Thanks for all the suggestions on the Journal quilts. It has given me ideas. I might use the batik ones I did several years ago for www.beadjournalproject.com to make a bigger quilt by joining them. I'll need to make one more, as I traded with a lady in Medicine Hat, Canada. To see them check the site and go to the Journals section. My page is Sandy Jandik.

A book is another appealing idea for some of my favorites.

Selling is something I used to do-did craft shows, boutiques, sales at home, and galleries. It takes a lot of time and energy. I'd rather just create now and trade with people who want them.

1 comment:

Sue Bleiweiss said...

beautiful papers Sandy!