After playing outside making paper I decided to make some paste paper too. Really enjoying being outside.
The paste paper I made yesterday is finally dry. I overworked the piece and cause the colors to blend. The steps on the page started with wetting the water color paper 120#. Then I poured the paste onto the paper because it was so thin. I couldn't use a brush properly so I just used my hands to spread and lightly mix colors, blue, red and yellow. I tried a comb and it didn't keep the marks. I left it to sit 10 minutes and that didn't make a difference. Next I tried a lot of kosher salt sprinkled on the paper but that didn't make a great difference. So I waited an hour and the paste was a little thicker but not much. Then I tried rubber stamping and it made a light indentation on the paper. After another two hours the paste was starting to thicken. Taking a comb I made wave like patterns through the paste. That caused the colors to blend. Then I combed waves along the length of the paper. That caused the paper to blend colors even more and made it mostly green.
Over worked paste paper but still lovely. The picture has been darkened in a photo editing program to the correct darkness of the original.
The camera kept washing out the image so I enhanced the darkness. Even though the over all color is green you can clearly see pockets of color and the complexity of the color blending. It reminds me of the ocean. This is also only a small closeup of the whole paper.
Thanks for looking and appreciate comments.