Saturday, March 15, 2014

New batch of paste papers

I like to make a batch of paste papers from time to time. It is nice to be able to create my own decorative papers. Although I really enjoy marbling and traditional marbled papers are certainly some of the best decorative papers, imo, I also like the more informal look of paste papers. And they are much simpler and quicker than marbling!

Just a few from this morning to show. I tend to prefer simple patterns, low contrast. I find that I am much more likely to actually use the papers, if they are subtle, or not too busy. I'm also just not very good at the busy crazy patterns that some people do so well. So I stick with what works for me, although I did experiment a bit. In addition to the ones shown here, I actually did several others that are just basic brush strokes, back and forth, no extra patterning. (There are more photos on my Facebook page.)

I used cornstarch paste, mixed with acrylic paint, and I used a 98lb Canson mixed media paper.


Made-by-may said...

The first one is my favourite! ;-))

MyHandboundBooks said...

Thanks! That is my favorite too :)

Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Rhonda, thanks for updating!
When I saw your papers, I thought to myself: are these "simple"?!
I loved your 3rd and 4th papers.
Thanks again!

MyHandboundBooks said...

Thanks Lucia! I prefer simple patterns. And although I always try some that are a little more complex, the simple ones are usually my favorites!