Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Paste Paper

I guess I am in a gold and crimson mood today with the paste paper. The swirl is a Tim Holtz mask which I think will be fun to have and use. This paper is much brighter in person. It was late in the day so I guess my light wasn't as good but hopefully I will fine a use for these but for now they will go into the huge backgrond stash. It is three different cuts from the same piece. I did do somt other backgrounds but I thought this one was the best.


Tess said...

These are gorgeous, I love the colors. Why are they called paste papers? I'm imagining all kinds of kindergarten fun. Who says adults can't play too! :-)
Honestly these backgrounds are really gorgeous.

Martha Lever said...

Hi Tess. Thank you!!! These papers are made with Ross Art Paste which I think it made by Elmer's now. You can Google it.

You wet your paper then mix your colors with the paste in empty yogurt cups or whatever and lay them on with sponges or brushes. You can add texture with all sorts of things but the sponges and brushes make great texture too. It's like finger painting for adults. Makes wonderful texture with the colors too. It's tricky though---easy to make a mud pie!

Gifts of Creation said...

Wow this is so beautiful!
I would really love to learn how to do this!
I am really looking forward to you announcing a Friday afternoon 1-5pm
backgrounds class at your studio!
I'll be there!!!

Brenda said...

I love your background and the colours you have used.

lori vliegen said...

gorgeous papers martha!! i can't wait to see what you do with these...i KNOW it will be fantastic! :)

Jo Wholohan said...

oh my goodness martha, these are stunning!!! how did you make then???? just lovely xx

Carol Sloan said...

I have the same mask! What kind of paint did you use...or I should ask, what technique did you use with the mask? Mine didn't turn out that crisp and defined (but it could be that your color choice was better than mine...)Beautiful Martha, just beautiful!


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