Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Making collage paper

I've been having great fun making collage paper à la Anne Bagby. I mentioned her new DVD in a past post and have begun making her style of collage paper. It's really easy. Start with deli paper- the kind that a deli uses to wrap up your morning bagel. Using gesso, first paint the paper either black or white. Once that is dry, stamp with opposite color of gesso. That's it! What you now have is a thin collage paper that can be torn up and used in a composition. I used mostly store bought rubber, but I did carve a few stamps as she suggests.

So far so good.

The black and white paper is later colored by adding acrylic glazes. I'll start with a substrate of 300 lb. watercolor paper.

More to come...

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