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Friday, January 2, 2009
. . . collaged in brown
and brownish tones. I used some dark brown latex paint left over from my furniture painting enterprise of this past summer to paint a sheet of tissue paper a solid brown. I then laid other pieces of tissue paper over that solid sheet to pick up excess paint and obtained various "monoprints." Then I used the brush and flicked the last of the brown paint onto yet another sheet of tissue paper, stamped it with the plastic cross-stitch grid, and followed that with some flicks of white. I have all the brown paper I will need for quite a while.
After I glued down the brown and the texture-painted white tissue paper on this collage, I added bits and pieces of tans from old books, brown kraft paper that I had wet and then let dry, etc. Then I put a piece of the speckled tissue paper over the top of the whole thing, letting the brown speckles show up on the white and the vice versa. The three squares come from a sheet of tissue paper that I stamped and stencilled last week. I really like how the unpainted parts of the tissue paper seem to disappear into the background when glued into place. I feel like I have made some kind of great discovery, but of course, that can't be true. . . everything's already been figured out, I'm sure, by someone else, but figuring it out for yourself makes you feel creative and brilliant, doesn't it?