Monday, October 10, 2011

Painted Papers II

I'm back!
Finally, I know.
It's been a while. 
And I've missed it, I really have. 
I've just been really busy with school and volleyball stuff.
And busy planning for NaNoWriMo.
But more on that later. 
It's just good to be back after being gone. 
It feels like longer than just a few days though.

Today was actually my first time doing anything with paint in about a week, so that was good for me too. 
I was basically just playing around with papers and stuff.
Making up some new techniques.
And working on some stuff for my Layering tutorial. :)
So yeah. The page above is probably one of my favorites.

Basically to make it was pretty simple. 
I took a plain sheet of printer paper and a white crayon.
And then, using the crayon I drew hearts over the whole thing.
I made some watercolors and went over then whole thing with a light pink.
The crayon resisted the paint.
Then I used a darker pink wherever the hearts were. 
I love it.

This one used pretty much the same technique.
But I used another color.
And I drew a different shape.
In the last one I did some basic hearts.
And in this one I did some Traci Bautista inspired doodle flowers. 
If you've ever seen Traci's work, you'll know what I'm talking about.
If you haven't seen her stuff, you really should look her up.
She's an art journaling genius.

Here are some index cards that I was playing around on.
I love the size. 
They're just so small.
And cute.
So yeah. I'm not going to describe the techniques I used on these cards,
Because if I did, then I'd be up all night.
Because, if the truth be told, I really don't know.
I was just messing around, and I used several different techniques per card.
I was just trying to develop some ideas.
If you know what I mean.

This is a dyed paper towel that I did real quick to use up some leftover washes I had.
I didn't want to be wasteful.
Yet I didn't really want to do anymore washes either. 
I basically just took a paper towel and folded it up.
Then I folded that in half.
I dipped one end in blue dye.
And the opposite end in a black one.
I really like the way this one turned out.
The white stripes are the white of the paper towel showing through.
This is going to be fun to use.

And last, but definitely not least, we have a paper that I made using a homemade stamp.
You can see it above.
The little flower doodle into foam.
How cute.
I made this paper, and even though I love the way it turned out, I have no idea how I got that effect.
I wish I could remember. I'll have to do some experimenting to find out.
All in all I think I did seventeen papers. 
Cool, huh?

Like I said in the beginning, I haven't been around much because of NaNoWriMo.
I did it last year. 
It's basically a challenge to write a 50k novel in the month of November.
And I've been planning. 
Planning like crazy.
Doing the plot, and the scenes, and trying to layer the story.
Yeah. I think this is going to go well.

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