Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Painted Papers=New Art

I  have  to  say  that  this  has  to  be  one  of  my  favorite  ways  to  create  art--'painting'  with  my  papers that  I  painted.   The  first  thing  I  did  this  time  was  get  out  my  Gelli  Plate--

I'm  still  a  beginner  when  it  comes  to  the  gelli  plate,  but  you  still  get  great  results.  The  scraps  that  you  see  laying  there  are  what  I  used  as  masks  on  the  plate,  and  they're  ready  to  use  as  collage  also.

Next,  I  went  for  texture--

I  got  out  my  heavy  gel  medium,  stencil,  and  texture  comb (hair  pick)  for  the  front  2  papers,  and  the  back  one  is  textured  wallpaper.

And  then  more  painting  with  all  of  my  paint  that  I  had  out--

added  with  my  printed  papers--there  ended  up  being  a  good  amount  to  play  with.   I  just  want  to  mention  that  all  of  these  papers (including  the  textured ones  in  the  photo  above)  are  a  110lb  cardstock  paper--stands  up  to  anything!  I  paint  on  these  like  I  would  on  a  canvas  or  any  surface,  for  that  matter.   I  get  it  at  Staples  (office  supply  store),  in  a  big  pack  that  lasts  a  Long  time.

I  started  with  a  6  x  18  wood  deep--edge  cradle  board--

I  really  like  this  made  another  one..

....this  time  I  used  my  textured  paper  for  the  roof..

...and  added  some  fun  embellishments..

a  knob  and  an  old  door  faceplate  that  I  painted  to  match  with  the  colors  of  the  house.

And  1  more  6 x 18--

haven't  made  an  angel  in  a  while--this  was  fun--I  added  some  ephemera  to  the  dress--really  liked  how  she  turned  out!

More  paper  fun--

using  up  those  scraps  this  time  on   8 x 8  cradle  boards..

And  1  more--probably  my  favorite--my  'upcycled'  piece--

a  cupboard  door

I'll  always  find  a  use  for  all  of  the  'stuff'  that  I've  collected  over  the  years  : )


Juls said...

love checking out your blog, your work is so inspirational ... love it all, especially love the lady canvas :-) xx

Lisa Graham Art said...

Your colorful art is so gorgeous Diane. I usually follow you on FB, but thought I would pop over and wave hi at you the "old fashioned" way via blog. :)

I always forget about making my own papers. I really should do that more often. I do like to paint tea bags a lot too. Your papers are gorgeous. I think you did great with the jelly plate.


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stefanie stark said...

How wonderful! You performed magic artwork with your papers!

CrimsonLeaves said...

There isn't one of your creations that I haven't loved. Hard to pick a favorite out of these beauties. Love that textured paper used on the roof...Love the "LOVE" piece...Love the lady with a dream and I adore the HOME piece too!

Say It In Color said...

Beautiful work!!! It is always so much fun to see what you put together!!

Sue J said...

Great pieces. Joyous colours :)

Susanna said...

Oh Wau! I just found your interesting blog! Beautiful and colorful artwork here! I love your art!!!

The Metis Mamma said...

Wonderful ideas.thanks for the inspiration


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