Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Painted Papers

Well these are 2 of my painted papers to use in my Soul Journal. Plus a kitty tail. She usually has paint or glue on her somewhere. I enjoy doing backgrounds. I struggle with the composition part of a page. On my work table I have the torn out pages from a book to help protect the table top. (The table is already covered with an old shower curtain. So I guess I am protecting the shower curtain!) I use these papers as a place to glue, to check the color of a pen, to protect things when painting & to glue down the bits of paper that always accumulate. You get the point. These end up being background papers eventually.

I also like to do canvas work. Recently abstracts with acrylics & mixed media. Which, to me, is like making backgrounds. While doing backgrounds I have to remind myself that repitition is better and to try and create numerous "sweet spots".

3 comments:

Mar said...

like these too!

femminismo said...

You have found lots of serendipity here, in these colors and marks. Great background material. - jeanne from soul journal

rhonda said...

I was painting some backgrounds the other day. When I finished and was cleaning up, I noticed how pretty the newspaper was that was underneath my work. I wound up tearing off pieces of it that I liked and put it in my journal. It was turquoise and lavender shades.