PAPER NAPKINS, AUTUMN LEAVES, & A COLLAGE - PAINTING
It's so easy to use store-bought imagery in your work, and this lesson is extra-cool because the paper napkins can be quite translucent!
To make the imagery translucent, you need to separate the top, printed ply from the rest of the napkin.
The edges are micro-perforated to hold the layers together, so I tear those off first.
|I usually discard the edges.|
|Peeling off the top, printed layer!|
|The printed sheet was too busy before!|
I used a sturdy sheet of commercial scrapbooking paper as my background for this painting - collage. I added areas of acrylic paint to not only make it my own, but also allow the tissue-like leaves to show up better.
TIP: Napkins with a white or light background work the best! Apply acrylic polymer fluid both below the napkin shapes and again on top.
|I also used text and pictures from an old book.|
I felt the piece needed more, so I "blew" some branch-like lines with a drinking straw and ink. I also painted in my own version of a bird in flight.
|The finished collage - painting.|