Painted, Patterned Papers by Briana (Art inspired by Jane Davies)

Howdy All!

One of my most favorite things to do is to paint on paper. There are many uses for painted papers, but mostly the process is what thrills me. There is an artist I admire, who also adores painting on paper. Her name is Jane Davies. Like Jane, I love to use stencils and paint to create patterns, textures, and marks on paper. So, I immediately thought of Lynn Krawczyk’s Marked Series stencils, and I got to work painting on some paper!

In addition to the Marked Series stencils, I am also using craft acrylic paint, Dina Wakley acrylic paint, a paint scraper, a paint brush, and crayons from the Dollar Store. Oh, and I am painting on 50 lb. drawing paper, nothing fancy.

First, I scraped on some turquoise paint in two different shades.

Some of the scraping happened with the stencil underneath the paper. This creates an interesting texture. (See below)

I started adding some other colors of paint, as well as some crayon.

As I am working, I am thinking about color, pattern, texture, and contrast.

I definitely needed some orange in there. Not only is orange opposite of blue on the color wheel, but it’s my favorite color, and it’s Halloween in the USA, so there you go; orange.

More painted lines and shapes . . .

Now back to the paper with yellow. (I worked on two papers at once).

That was fun!

Here are the two painted papers side by side.

For more artful color patterns and inspiration, I invite you to check out my workshop in 21 Secrets-Color, Color, Color-Draw, Paint, and Print Artful Color Patterns.

I hope this post encourages you to take some time for yourself to play with stencils, paint, and pattern!

Many Blessings!

Briana of

Lisa Cousineau
Lisa Cousineau


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