Gillian Allen: Description: Fusion Paper
Materials: White Kitchen Towels, Pva Glue watered down 4 parts to 1 water, Procion Dye mixed with water no need for chemicals, Plastic Bags cut up to 10x8 sheets, big brush, Sponge brushes (if you have, wash after) assortment of patterned tissues, wrapping paper etc., table covering protection, gloves to prevent stained hands. Somewhere to lay out the towels flat when wet, like on an open dustbin liner
Method: Dye the paper towels, dip method, or brush on several colour . I used the Procion quite strong for rich colour, you don't need to fix them when dying papers.(Procion fibre reactive dyes are rich beautiful colours, they are cheap and last a long time) Some squeezing is beneficial to merge dye. Tissue and wrapping can be brushed with dye to complement. Let dry. Peel towels apart so you get 2.Brush pva glue mix onto plastic sheet. Tear up towels and lay on glue also tissues and other papers arranging them how ever you feel--like a very quick collage. Cover these pieces also with pva. Overlap the pieces so no holes. Edges can be left as they come. It can get messy. Let dry, pref overnight. Peel paper off plastic. I ironed mine for a smoother look with the Teflon craft sheet. You could take it further with additional stamping, gold paint splattering, or glittering. Can be used as background for artwork, book covers and even sewn into as it has a light fabricky feel
Lilla Le Vine: Description: Aztec Jungle .
Dyed Viva paper towels in jungle greens. Stamped with my own hand carved stamps.
Materials: Viva paper towels seperated into 2. Silk dyes in sea green, apricot and midnight blue. Copper paint, Hand carved stamps, blue and red stamp pads, spray fixitive.
Method: Dye paper towels using the 'mop it up' technique. I drop some of each dye on piece of glass and let them mix a bit then scrunch the towel and mop up the dyes. Drop on bits of copper paint. Dry and iron . Spray with fixitive. Stamp with home made stamps and let dry before spraying once more with fixitive.
Maureen Blackman: Description: Hand Stamped
Materials:I used Epson Velvet Fine paper, 100% cotton rag.
Method: Paint the papers with Daler-Rowney Interferance Acrylic paint in shades of Shimmering Red x 2, Shimmering Green, Shimmering Blue, Shimmering Copper and Interferance Violet.
Allow the papers to dry overnight. Stamp all the papers with Italian script ( Rubber Baby) and Floral scroll from S7117 Venezia Correspondance (one of my designs for Stampington & Co.) with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and allow to dry. Brush the papers with toning Cats' Eye inkpads = Shimmering Red paper brushed with Eggplant and Dusty Plum, Shimmering Copper brushed with Chestnut, Topaz and Cocoa, Shimmering Blue brushed with Sky Gray, Cerulean, Seaglass and Smoke Blue, Shimmering Green brushed with Lime, Olive, Hunter Green and Verdigris and Interferance Violet is brushed with Violet, Heliotrope and Dusty Plum.
When dry, I added strips or corners of old lace to the papers, using Fabri- Tac fabric glue.
Janice Woodland: Description: Resin Paper
Materials: Ink, Rice Paper, Epoxy Resin
Method: Take a square piece of rice paper and fold it several times,
any way that pleases you. Dip the paper into different colours of ink (no more than 3). Carefully unfold the paper. You should have a lovely kaleidescope of coloured paper! Let the paper dry, and iron flat.
Place the paper onto a plastic garbage bag, or other non-stick surface.
Prepare epoxy resin according to instructions (usually 1 bottle of hardener and 1 bottle of resin, which you mix in a 1:1 ratio). Drizzle the resin onto the paper and smoothe over the surface of the paper with a credit card or similar. Let dry (usually 24 hours).
When dry, carefully peel from
the bag and turn over and repeat the resin process. Let dry. The
finished paper will be semi-transparent and will look like stained glass
Linda Schultz: Description: Acrylics
Materials: Vintage ledger paper, Artist paint brushes and sponge brush, Windsor and Newton Raw Sienna Acrylic; Golden Ultramarine Blue Fluid Acrylic, Golden Acrylics Titan Buff, and American Art Clay Brush and Leaf, Golden Acrylic Flow Release
Method: Mix raw sienna with diluted acrylic flow to thin, using art brush cover ledger paper with paint while allowing text to show through, dry thoroughly then using a brush add ultramarine blue and once that is dry add some titan buff. Use a sponge brush to apply a thin layer golf leaf to rubber stamp and stamp text onto paper. Clean rubber stamp immediately I used Pine Sol to clean the rubber stamp and then coated it with glycerin to keep the rubber from drying.
Lilla Le Vine: Description: Famous Artists signatures
Materials: Coffee, Viva paper towels, silk dyes, gold paint, scanner and printer, spray adhesive, copy paper. Wrapping paper with signatures of artists.
Method: Dip towels in morning coffee till covered. Drop on dyes in 2 shades of brown and midnight blue. Water down well.
Drop on bits of gold paint, Dry.
Seperate towels into 2. Spray copy paper with adhesive, place towel on carefully. Iron when dry and trim to size. Scan some signature wrapping paper (bought in NZ) and then print onto the dyed and painted viva towels.
I think this would look great with burned edges, leave it up to you.
Gillian Allen: Description: Paste Paper
Materials:Deli wrap paper, Procion Dyes or inks/paints, Lumiere Paint or metallic paint, credit card cut with notches
Method :I used deli wrap as its lightweight, like tissue a bit, but will hold the dye/paint. I brushed the different colour dye over the paper merging colours. Dry. Brush different Lumiere quickly over, then get the notched ( I cut even gaps along it then bent every other bit back and cut them off) credit card and slide /scrape a flowing pattern over the paper, to reveal the colour underneath. You might need to practise some moves like ziz zag, lines that cross over, wavy. Let Dry. It has a lovely flimsy, light feel. Try different colour combinations
Kris Tuey (scrapis4me) Description: Paint Scraping
Materials: cardstock, paint, metallic paint, credit card
Method: Mine are all simple credit card drag. I put the instructions on the back of each piece. Just put drops of different colors of paint across the one edge of a paper. Them drag a credit card through the paint to the bottom of the page. Then I lightly dragged any excess paint horizontally for added accent. Simple.
Lani Gerity: Description: Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy background papers
Materials: Digital background papers, photoshop layers treatments (not sure what this is really called but you can get all kinds of interesting effects with "linear burn" , "luminosity" etc.), and the photocopy machine at my UPS store.
Method: I experimented with two digital backgrounds, layering them and making them translucent and burned in photoshop. The details are on my blog June 16.
Linda Schultz: Description: Brayed and Stamped Acrylics
Materials: Light weight, high fiber contend art paper, Golden Acrylics: Cobalt Teal, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Pyrrole Red, Titan buff and Interference Gold (fine), Golden Acrylic Flow Release, smooth and cross hatch brayers, wide artist paint brush, rubber stamp, foam brush.
Method: Mix acrylics with diluted acrylic flow to thin, using smooth brayer cover art paper with cobalt teal and yellow oxide, setting aside to dry between each application of acrylics, using the cross hatch brayer add pyrrole red here and there. Use an artist brush to apply titan buff as desired, use a sponge brush to apply a thin layer of non-diluted titan buff to rubber stamp and stamp images onto paper. Clean the stamp immediately with soap and water. Dilute interference gold and brush on 2-3 layers.
Mary Gangeri: Description: watercolor paint on watercolor paper with saran wrap and kosher salt
Materials:140 lb watercolor paper, watercolor paints, kosher salt and saran wrap
Method:wet w/c paper, drop in watercolor paints or just brush on sweeps of color. You can also splatter the paints. Sprinkle the salt on when sheen if dull on paper. Then cover with saran wrap and push saran around on the sheet of watercolor paper until you like the design. Let dry and lift off saran and brush off salt.
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Ophelia Staton: Description:Alcohol Inks
Method: Apply alcohol inks to applicator and randomly stamp all over glossy cardstock. Once cardstock is completely covered with alcohol inks, apply blending solution to applicator and randomly stamp over cardstock to blend the alcohol inks. Apply silver mixative to applicator and stamp over cardstock.
Ophelia Staton: Description Stencil and Stamped
Method: Using an old credit card, apply Adirondack acrylic paints to cardstock. Fill in white spaces with ink pads using a makeup sponge. Using sequin waste as a stencil, randomly apply white acrylic paint over sequin waste over cardstock. Once cardstock is dried, stamp images of background stamps, using same color ink pads over cardstock.
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Yooper Hill: Description: Coffee Paper
Materials: Instant coffee and powder pigment
Method: Make up a batch of instant coffee (flavored smells best!), add powdered pigment (gold and rust work well. Paint paper with coffee mixture. Use a coffee cup to make coffee rings
Here are our techniques with a detail close up of each paper. Click on names for links
Debra Cooper: Description: stamped and layered papers
Materials: dyed papers of any size or type, acrylic paints, foam brushes, various rubber & foam stamps (bold images with fewer details work best)
Method: Start with papers you have already dyed using paint saturated paper towels or that have been given a light wash of color to provide a more interesting background. They should be dry. Begin stamping repeated patterns on the paper using acrylic paints. Change stamps and overstamp a new pattern on the paper using a second color. Repeat stamping and overstamping until you get a layered design that you like.
Darlene Weigle: Description: Fusion technique with acrylic paints and then stamping paint on top of.
Materials: acrylic paint, palette knife, circle rubber stamp from Tuscan Rose
Method: Drizzle at least 2 colors of paint if not three onto watercolor paper. (Water color paper is thick and strong and will hold up well when wet)
Use palette knife to spread paint until all white area is covered. Make sure not to mix the paints too much because the colors will become brown or muddled.
Wait until paint dries and pick a color to use with your stamp. I used a circle style stamp but any stamp could be used.
Stamp paper randomly or in a row.
Wait again for paint to dry and cut out to preferred size.
Judy Corona: Description: Foam Roller Designs
Materials: acrylic paints in squeeze bottles; dye reinkers; foam meat tray; 4" foam roller; water; inexpensive drawing paper (12"X18")
Method: Place 1-2 tablespoons of water in the bottom of the foam tray. Choose 2-4 colors of paint and squirt, squiggle, swirl or blob them into the foam tray with the water. Dampen the foam roller (or not) and roll it in the tray to load it with paint. Using a contrasting color (white, black or metallics work well), "draw" a design onto the foam roller. Create dots, lines, or asterisk shapes, etc. Apply the design thickly in one or more positions around the roller to create a repeating pattern. Roll paint onto paper lengthwise. Apply pressure in order skid the roller over the paper to drag the colors if you like. Reload roller and reapply designs often to maintain consistent textures and tones. Dye reinkers can be used to draw the designs onto the foam roller; the result will be subtler, more watercolor-like effects.
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Description: Deli paper and stencils
Materials: Deli paper, stencils, color washes, anaglypta
Method: I used color washes and stencils on deli paper. To add more color I brayered over the paper with another color using some anaglypta under the deli paper to provide texture
Shauna Palmer: Description: GrungyBackground Paper
Materials: Red Rosin Paper, tulle, metal tape, gesson, Golden Acrylics, india ink, wax crayon, stencils, foam stamps
Method: Gesso paper and glue down strips of tulle with gesso. Splash, splatter and smash paints around in random fashion to add interest and textures.Stencil numbers with black paint, overstamp with large foam stamp and pink
paint. Scribble with conte crayon. Add strip of metal tape and scribe designs. Coat metal tape scribings with india ink, buff up highlights when ink is dry.
Makes great background paper for atc's, book covers, pages, etc.