Thursday, May 21, 2009

paper art

Yesterday I was working with tissue paper and paper napkins.

I separated the three layers of the pink napkin and used the second (faded layer) to cover the S. Then I applied the rose cut from a different napkin and finally to soften the look I put another layer of the lighter napkin on top of the rose.

On this paper mache heart I used the top layer of the napkin with the vivid pink color. This was applied on top of a coat of gesso. I also put the napkin on another heart and skipped the gesso and the color came out deep and rich. It was my favorite. I love the texture. The over lapping of the napkin creates this.

This heart was made to match the color I just painted in my guest room. It is sitting on top of the tissue paper I used. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted the brown iris on it. But I did and I randomly placed them to balance it out.
That's the beauty of working with the tissue paper, just tear out the part you want and slap it on.
I will show the finished piece on the wall tomorrow.

The bottom darker heart is my favorite. Next week I will be approaching my 500th post and will be giving one of these hearts away.
Hope you have a heart day!


Heather said...

very cool what you have done with the hearts and the letter.

bran said...

just wishing you a happy early birthday if don't get a chance 2 call u .. love bran & joe

One Crabapple said...


One Crabapple said...

oh another gemini girl

Art In Progress blog

also this week !

Happy Birthday to US !