05 January 2015

Paste Paper Playdate with Judith

If you have never made paste paper please give it a try. Here is a handy dandy tutorial for great fun.
Judith and I have been wanting to make more paste paper so Friday we went nuts.


All sheets except the last one are 18 X 24.








What the chrysanthemum tool does when you twist it on the paper. (above)






Above a few drops of blue paint was drying on the smacker when I started to use it on the yellow. You can't even do that on purpose.




This was fun. Whenever I have a few drops of paint left, I run for my sketchbook so that instead of washing the paint down the drain, I somehow add it to my sketchbook. Well, today I didn't feel like walking upstairs to my studio so I took a half sheet of paper (18 X 12) and "deposited the paint" thinking I could glue it in the sketchbook later. I used the smacker first, placing left over paint on the smacker then smacking onto the dry paper. *Paste paper is made on wet paper. Then I used the chrysanthemum  tool



The chrysanthemum  tool named by Marcella's brother who was the first to make one. I just stole his idea!


One of Judith's stamps she made with self-stick fun foam stuck to scrap pieces of laminate flooring. Great idea Judith. Then I borrowed it!




This will never see the inside of my sketchbook. 

4 comments:

  1. Love it! How did you make the chrysanthemum tool?

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  2. I had to look up 'smacking'. :O amazing technique. Could you do this on fabric?

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  3. Appreciating your teaching here...I just cut my first cardboards...and then went to your sketchbook tutorial. So, I'm about to watch the coptic stitch video...PS My Blue-Violet Repository is filling up, a place for many little doodlings that were all over my table top!! I looked up synonyms for "repository" and one of them, indirectly is "library"!! Yay!! My new Blue-Violet Paper Library of ideas and etceteras! What spirit is has!! And how nice my table top looks! Merci, Beth.

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