Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Module SIX – Chapter 9 – DECORATIVE PAPERS
On looking back at my pictures and colour samples I have prepared a set of mostly blue and some green papers plus some others in orange hues as a complementary colour.
These first sheets are produced by simply brushing and sponging on and off very watery acrylics and letting them run freely, making pools of colours, adding some salt in areas and in others drying them off with kitchen paper.
This second group is a bit more complex, textures are created with tissue paper and masking tape (centre left). Variations of colours are obtained with crumpled plastic wrap and synthetic and natural sponges, and by using combs, barbecue sticks, plastic forks, teeth brushes and other implements to apply colours.
The same treatments have been replicated in warm orange shades.
I chose some black paper designs from last Chapter and reproduced them in two or three colours. For this first exercise I was rather faithful to my original designs, only in some cases I have modified them by changing elements or proportions. All colour samples measure approximately 12 square centimetres.