Friday, June 12, 2009

Green Day


More journal junkin' with left over green paint mixed with mat medium.  The mat medium makes it act like paste paper.  What is paste paper? Most of you know what that is but for those who don't-- it a process of laying acrylic or watercolor paint on paper with wheat paste or Elmers Art Paste which makes interesting texture made by sponges or other tools. I use paste paper a lot for backgrounds for calligraphy. This (images above) will not work for lettering because the mat medium is a plastic and the nibs will slide all around and the gouache won't stick. That's why we use wheat paste for backgrounds for lettering. It's all FUN!!

2 comments:

Sue Krei said...

So, Martha...now you have me curious again! How do you make the wheat paste or is it something that you buy?? Please explain!!!
hugs, Sue K

Julie Bagamary said...

Nice background Martha - green - I like green.

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