Thursday, February 26, 2009

Paste Papers

My latest experiments have been with paste papers. I made them originally to use in my fabric/ paper journal books, but have also cut them out and used them in collages (that I will post when they are done). These are so much fun and very addictive. These pics are from the first few sets--I have some others that I made with rubber stamps and foam stamps, but haven't taken pics yet.


Cecile said...

What do you mean by 'paste papers' ? Do you put glue on papers with paint, then stamping ? Not sure, please explain, thanks !

Elizabeth in NM said...

Hi Cecile,
You can do paste papers in several ways--there are a few different recipes using corn starch, flour, or spackling paste--I used wall paper paste. You add a little bit of acrylic paint, spread out the paste paint on paper, and then you can use a combing tool, stamps, whatever, to make designs in the paste. There are a few recipes in the book Paper Transformed, and lots of info on the internet. Give it a try!

Cecile said...

Thanks for the info. As soon as I can work outside, I'll try this. A bit too messy to do in my kitchen.

Elizabeth said...

Great Colors and textures!! i love yusing these papers for collage- gives any peice a real shot of color!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!