Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yummy paste papers




I needed a color fix so I decided to do some paste papers and see if I could make the pre-made wallpaper paste work.
I added some stamps after it was dry. Most of these are painted on the other side too so I can use them for book pages. If you want to see a great Youtube on making paste paper look at this from Eliza Holliday. Eliza is a fabulous artist and calligrapher and lives in Fernandina, FL which is very close to Jacksonville but unfortunately I don't see her that much but I so admire her beautiful art. So, Eliza, if you, by any chance, see this post, thanks for the tutorial!!! It's great!
Oh, and thanks so much for everyone's kind comments and for signing up for the giveaway. Love you all!!!

26 comments:

Mary said...

Yummy is right!!!
these are fantastic!

Buffy said...

Those are yummy! Love all the designs and colors. Thanks for the link to the video,i'm going to watch it later. Looks like fun.These are going to make a gorgeous book.

CelticWoman said...

oh what a fun project and yummy yummy papers, The colors are fab and designs are pulsating. Hugs

Jennifer DeDonato said...

These colors are so bright...and those stamps look great.

Tess said...

Gorgeous papers...love all the bright colors and the swirls and such. Looks like finger painting fun too.

Diane said...

You know, I bought a book years ago on how to make paste paper with fairly easy to read instructions, but I've never tried it--but I think it's time I did, since I've been painting papers and loving it. I'm going to you tube now-thanks!!!

Janie Husband said...

wow....how colorful and fun this must be.....i will be so glad to get home this week-end to my art supplies......;)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I've always planned on making paste papers but now I'm determined. Those papers are fabulous! can't wait to see what you'll do with it! Thanks for sharing! Patsy from
HeARTworks

jademondin said...

So incredibly beautyful!

Susan said...

Beautiful papers! What kind of paper did you use?

PaperPumpkin said...

Oooooh, these really are yummy! What fun!

Gina Lee Kim said...

You could sell these! They are gorgeous!

margie Phillips said...

Great papers. I loved your colors and the way you did some lettering while the paper was wet. I need to give that a try.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I knew coming here, that i would be treated to a colourful feast for my eyes!
i have never seen or heard of paste papers...and I'm off to watch the tube video!

thanks Martha!
ciao
creative carmelina

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh these are absolutely gorgeous and look good enough to eat! Yummy indeed!

Nancy said...

Oh lovely... mouthwatering! I'm off to watch the video. Thanks for sharing the link.

Jane Farr said...

I shalt not covet Martha's paste papers, I shalt not covet Martha's paste papers.... :)

Pat said...

Beautiful! THanks for sharing the link!

Kelly Warren said...

Oh Martha! These are beautiful! You know I'm a color girl! :-) I'll definitely check out this tute. And I love your graffiti pieces too. I've been thinking about taking one of Alisa's classes.

sleepyhead designs studio said...

Those are so fun! Have to check out the tutorial. Thanks! I always love the sites you recommend.

Lisa Holtzman said...

DELICIOUS papers. You are so brilliant with color and pattern. Thanks for the link to Eliza!

Sherry said...

I have never made these but my friend has. Time to "use" her and have a play day.
The weather is dreary so I need some of these bright colors.
Thanks!!

jgr said...

Awesome! Yes, you could sell them.

Nancy said...

Martha, what do you use as the base paper? Maybe I missed it in the tutorial, but did wonder. Thanks.

Kerryanne English said...

Beautiful papers Martha. I love your artwork.

Art Expression said...

They are so beautiful....I had never heard of paste papers....thanks for sharing = )

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