Friday, 7 December 2007
After visiting Lynda's blog this afternoon and drooling over her exquisite paper samples, I suddenly remembered a technique using vinegar (and probably with brown paper). You'll see the significance of that on Lynda's blog, a must visit!! So I thought I'd put down the instructions if anyone is interested in having a go.
What you need for this technique is the following:
Vinegar, sugar, powder paint, washing up liquid, vinyl silk emulsion.
For mark making you can use vitually anything that makes a good inprint, eg. rags, plasticine, forks,spoons, sponges, old brushes string, cork etc.
First coat some sheets of cartidge paper (or brown paper) with the emulsion, whatever colour you use will show through when you make your marks.
Mix one cup (plastic disposable size) of vinegar, the brown Sarsons type seems to work best, with 2tsp of sugar and a dash of washing up liquid and then add it to enough powder paint to make a consistency that is thick enough to draw into. It will be quite frothy.
Now paint onto the pre-prepared paper and make your marks into the thick solution, while it's still wet.
As it's powder paint the effect is quite chalky but I think you could varnish it with an acrylic varnish, or paint into it.