Sunday, 1 January 2012

Making a colourful mess.

I had a lovely time yesterday, painting various types of paper. I spread sheets newspaper over a large sheet of plastic to protect the dining table, then put my pieces of assorted paper, etc., on top.
Above is Bondaweb which goes into lovely ripples when you paint it with very watery acrylics.

Then I did a couple of sheets of Tyvek which, in case you don't already know, has a plastic feel to it and distorts drastically either with heat from an iron or heat tool. It makes lovely beads if cut into narrow strips and rolled up before heating.



Things get a bit tricky now, as I can't remember exactly what papers I have here. I am hoping these are heat distressable tissue which I have never used before. The piece on the left has a lovely crinkle to it, the other two are smooth but the central one refused to come away from the newspaper it was lying on. I wonder why, when I managed to lift the others off. I shall still use it as the colours are so lovely.


I don't know what this piece is, though it does have a plastic feel to it and I think it will do strange things under heat. We shall see. I really must be more efficient and keep things labelled in future.


These two pieces are lightweight Lutrador which has a lovely filmy look. I do like the way the runny paint has gathered here and there.


When I was clearing up, I found that I had bonus sheets of colour where the paint had gone through the very thin pieces onto the newspaper below...............


................ making some interesting patterns .............


............. which I am sure .........................


................... will come in very useful for something one day.


I also noticed this readymade image of standing stones in a misty landscape. The newspaper had stuck to the Lutrador in places and this is what I saw on the reverse! I wasn't planning a piece based on standing stones, but I might have to now.



















12 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous papers, I love it when unexpected painting surprises happen.
Happy Creative 2012.

Carol Q said...

Now that looks like an afternoon of fun Heather!

Toffeeapple said...

Gosh, that looks like lots of fun. I have no idea what a lot of those papers are but I do know Bondaweb and Tyvek. I'm sure you'll use the bonus paper for something!

The Weaver of Grass said...

An excellent example of Fortune favours the prepared mind Heather.

Maggi said...

Gorgeous papers Heather. Don't you just love the happy accidents.

sharon young said...

Lovely colours, Heather, i like the idea of dispersible tissue paper, never heard of that one.

Robin Mac said...

Wonderful papers - the standing stones should be an interesting project! Happy New Year to you, I have only just caught up on your previous post.

Maureen said...

Happy new year Heather, your painted pieces look good, I have a framed piece of heated,shriveled, tyvek in pretty much those colours and it looks good.

Val said...

Happy and creative New Year Heather - love all those papers - many beautiful creations to come - love those newspapers too, just wonderful.

Julie said...

Wonderful papers to have fun with Heather and a great start to the new year. I hope 2012 is good to you x

Linda said...

Ooooh I love doing stuff like this - looks like you had a great time!
You'll no doubt put these to good use...

BT said...

Oh what lovely papers you have played with! I can't wait to see what you create out of them. Your 'bonus' pieces are a delight too.