More Painted Collage Papers
This is a piece of regular brown Kraft paper that came in a box as packing. The crumples were an asset for making this piece. I ironed it smooth, but just with a dry iron so that the wrinkles would still be visible. Then I laid it out on my studio table and rolled different colors over it with a rubber brayer. When the brayer was fully loaded with color, I made very light passes, so that only the raised areas of the paper would pick up the paint. Then as the paint thinned out on the brayer, I pressed harder for subsequent passes. There are probably four or five colors on this piece. This is just one small section of the piece, which was perhaps 20 x 24 inches.
And here are a few of the other new sheets. I did these while they were all spread out on the table, adding color to several at a time — with all kinds of different paint applications. There were more, but these are just a few. I love having a huge variety of papers when doing collage.
I worked on some of them until I hated them individually, but there was really nothing to do but keep going until I liked them.
This is my general philosophy when painting anything. Just keep going until you like it.
Note: There are metallics in the ones above and below, but they don’t show up on the scanner really.
I worked on some of them until I hated them individually, but there was really nothing to do but keep going until I liked them. For instance, I hated this bottom one with too much blue and red-orange. So I put some glittery spirals on top. I still hated it. So when the spirals dried I rolled some black paint over it with the brayer and smiled to myself, thinking that this looks just like something a kid would do. And I love kids’ art.
This is my general philosophy when painting anything: Just keep going until you like it.