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Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.Andy Warhol

A Peek Behind the Scenes: Creating Papers for Collage

 

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I love to create my own decorated papers to use in my designs and collages. One method I like to use also has the advantage of recycling magazine pages. You could also use junk mail or catalog pages.

I start by covering the magazine pages with gesso, using haphazard brush strokes to create texture.Gesso on Magazine Pages

Then I brush on acrylic ink, again using haphazard brush strokes.

Acrylic Ink on Gessoed Pages

Next, I bring out my gel plate, acrylic paint and tools, including brayers, texture plates, and graining tools.

Brayer Paint On Gel Plate Texture Plate on Gel Plate Graining Tool on Gel Plate

The final step is to pull the print and let it dry.