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« on: July 13, 2012 02:02:29 PM »

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.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012 12:45:20 AM »

It looks really nice. I'd use that paper on a multitude of projects.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012 08:36:29 AM »

Thank you!  I can't stop looking at the sheet.  The design is so random and the colors so subtle, it just draws me into it.   I can see a Japanese fishing boat on waves drawn in a stark black ink.  But I'm not an artist and can't do justice to the paper.  In fact I've offered it to a niece who is an artist.

I would love to know what you would do with the paper!

Thank you for looking and your comments.

Lois
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012 02:38:35 PM »

It really is lovely paper: I'd want to use it as background for silhouettes, so that I could re-use it again & again. I want to put stems of wheat fields in the foreground and a tree further back, but the focus would be a young woman looking into the distance & the detail of the paper. I'd imagine what she could see out there.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012 06:33:49 PM »

That is such a great idea!  If my niece doesn't want the paper I will give it to you.  Just waiting to hear back from her.

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