One of my favorite ways to make art is with collage. While there are endless commercial papers available with which to create your collage masterpieces I also like to use papers I have decorated myself. Follow along as I create a few sheets of paper to use in a little collage.
Supplies I used:
I am using the marker paper because I have several pads of it in my studio and it needs a new purpose! It is a thinner paper and it holds color well so I believe it will do wellp
After covering the paper with my stencils I generously spray the glimmer spray over them. Then I flipped the stencils over and "stamped" the leftover ink onto the paper too. I then rearranged the stencils and sprayed again.
When the first layer was dry I used an old card and scraped the Ocean and Turquoise DWM paint onto the paper for the second layer. I like how the transparency of the paint shows the underlayer and changes some of the colors.
The final layer is gesso. With all the busyness going on I needed to bring back a neutral color. Using the same stencils and a makeup sponge I applied the gesso. Nice! This is what I am looking for!
I hope you take some time to create your own decorated papers to use in your collages. It adds more of "you" in your artwork and that is always a good thing!
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