Sometimes, we do mindless things to experiment and see where it leads us.
Lately, I've been obsessed with paper collage as a first layer of adding texture to my work. So, I've been covering mixed media paper (front and back) with torn pieces of decorative paper used for scrapbooking. I had a lot of this left over from my last Mixed Media Adventures Retreat and I love the idea of re-purposing stuff into the next iteration.
Over the next few weeks, I will share each new layer with you so you can actually see the changes I have made as well as hear what I am thinking.
First layer: Tear up papers into any shapes. Collage papers with fluid matte medium (I use Liquitex). Let dry. Repeat on the other side. Let dry. Flatten under weights for 1-2 days.
Because of the drying time, I usually work on 10-20 pages at a time.
More next week.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!