Thursday, November 5, 2015

Using hand made paper as a canvas

Hello all, Donna here with a piece I made from handmade paper.

I made a thick piece of paper and added leaves from my yard to the slurry and then blended that into the pulp. When it dried you could see and feel the leaf stems in the paper. I then thought what can I do with this thick piece of handmade paper. The more I looked at it, the more it looked like a piece of canvas. Hmmmmm

Soooooo, I used it as a canvas and painted on it. you would have to see it in person to know what I mean when it has the texture and look of a plain canvas.

I just followed the rules on how to make handmade paper that you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySFfdsgNyaI  you can find lots of videos on making your own paper watching his videos.

I use all the junk mail I get in the mail (believe me, I get a LOT lol) I then just used heavy body paints on my "canvas" and then wrote my quote.

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look.


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