Thursday, June 7, 2007

Painted Papers

I spent yesterday painting papers ala Traci Bautista style.
I want to make a fabric and paper book and I thought I must first get in and paint a heap of papers and build up a supply.
I used cartridge paper as the base and I just layered different Acrylic paints to colour the background.
Next I used bubble wrap and also gutter guard (the mesh you put in the roof gutters to keep out the leaves) to give me patterns.
When this was pleasing to the eye I doodled fine lines of paint in flower shapes.
These are just two of papers-one has a blue base and the other has a yellow base.
The paper is A3 size but I have just shown you the middle section.
I must get back to try some other techniques now while I'm on a roll.

15 comments:

Dianne said...

These are fantastic!!! I really love how you've drizzled the flower pattern over the top. You are a lady of many talents Doreen!!!

Purple Missus said...

These are amazing Doreen. I absolutely love what you've done here. I agree with Dianne totally.

Janet said...

I just saw Traci Bautista on tv a couple of days ago and she was showing painted paper techniques! I love the ones you've done. The flower shapes are the perfect added touch.

StegArt said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun making these. Can't wait to see what they turn into.

Sandy said...

Boy, you had fun-great papers. She's coming to Portland in the Fall, and I am taking a class-yeah. Sandy in La Center

Jacquelines blog said...

Wow, these look fantastic Doreen! Can't wait to see what you are gonna do with them.

Sue B said...

These look terrific!

Micki said...

Oh my, these are absolutely fantastic. That is going to be a fantastic book when you finish.

linda stokes said...

Great papers Doreen!

Carol said...

Fabulous papers Doreen, look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Dotee said...

This is beautiful Doreen! You have done a wonderful job.
Traci Baustista is running a class in Melbourne next May. Am thinking of doing it. She is a fabulous artist - and so are you!

Homeleightigger said...

I love these papers Doreen, and you make it sound so easy. Can't wait to see how you use them in making a book? The blue one looks super in the 'museum'.

sammy said...

amazing papers you came out with! You did Traci proud! Can't wait to see what you do with them next...

Traci said...

Doreen,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! I am glad I inspired you to create and play! Can't wait to see the book you make. Have a wonderful week!

Artfully..
Traci Bautista

Annica said...

I can't believe I missed this! They're gorgeous!