Painting decorative papers to use in collage and mixed media art projects is pure happiness to me. I love making my own thing, as you know. Spreading the paint out on recycled printer papers is something I love doing. Mixing colours, making marks, creating texture, combining patterns.
Some of these papers are like little abstract paintings, but mostly I’m trying to create a surface that is not too complex but still pretty. In that way I can use it later in a collage or on a journal page.
My favorite tool to “paint” with is an expired plastic card. I am recycling paper by covering the text of old articles I have written with acrylic paint. Using all kinds of techniques: stamping, stenciling, smudging, dry brushing etc etc.
Below are a few samples with yummy colors. Mmm!