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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.

Lesson Learned: Doodle Collage

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Because I love books and I love making art, my bookcase is filled with books about making art. Every now and then I like to choose a project to make from one of these books.

For this collage, I combined two projects from Collage Journeys by Jane Davies: Doodle Collage and Paint Playground.

I decorated papers with doodles, paint, and stencils.

Doodle Collage Pages

I used those papers to create a collage in my art journal.

Doodle Collage

What I learned: New ways to create papers for use in collages & mixed media

What I like best: The contrast between the brightly colored and the black & white papers

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