So I've been pinning/reading about paste paper and was intrigued by the idea that I could cook flour and water and add paint to it and then use it like finger paint to create background papers for my visual journal. So a group of us decided to experiment and see what we could create.
We followed the recipe here
on My Handbound Books- Bookbinding Blog.
|I covered our working surface with plastic table cloth and cut large pieces of paper to work with. |
We also used smaller card stock squares.
|I found that cutting notches into gift cards were a great marking tool.|
|I found other mark making tools. |
|Cooking the flour-water paste in a double boiler.|
|Add acrylic paints in small amounts.|
|Spread onto paper using a foam brush, a spoon, or a brayer.|
|Using a brayer to spread the paint to an even thickness.|
|Lego made a cool mark!|
|Adding two colours and swirling on top of swirls.|
|cake decorating tool|
|I pressed fresh hydrangea leaves into the paste.|
|I used old map paper to add paint to. More translucent paint (more paste, less paint in the mix) |
would have worked better.
Once the papers dried overnight (again on plastic table cloths I laid out on the pingpong table), the papers curled. I ironed them by using a low iron and ironing right on the BACK of the paper. I put down a towel onto my ironing board first.
Can't wait to use my finished papers as a foundation for something else!
You re so talented and creative. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading AND commenting, Michelle!ReplyDelete