Thursday, October 6, 2016

just a couple then


























As you can see, the Kraft paper is prone to buckling and warping more than is desirable for most work so that's what I was exploring here. The paper was not coated with anything and painted with acrylic which caused the warping due to the stretching/shrinking of the paper as the paint dries. Thin applications not too wet are ok. I also used some linseed oil as seen in the darker areas and it works well if you don't mind the medium going through to the other side. Wax crayon is compatible with the oiled paper. The quote was typed onto an old page of an old school exercise book my mother used about 90 years ago. The paper is thicker and has a slight sheen and sentimental value as a bonus.


















This time the Kraft paper has been waxed which gives it a darker, silky feel. No warping or stretching this time as paint is oil based and waxed crayons used. You may have noticed I've also been using an old manual typewriter which I dragged out when the grandchildren came over. You forget how hard we used to have to hit those keys. I do like the varied ,chancey feel to the text though which goes perfectly with the quote, which was typed on directly. Using the collage with old paper was not used as visually it sat too high off the surface of the paper.

4 comments:

Miss Iowa said...

I like the 2nd one much better. By treating the paper, you get a greater contrast in colors/values which makes the piece more interesting to me (not to mention it prevented the paper from buckling). Thanks for sharing your technique!

Jack Oudyn said...

Yes, Miss Iowa, I agree but then you cannot use waterbased media which have their own lovely characteristics...... So as usual, you win some and you lose some. Thanks for commenting, always good to hear what you think.

meredith said...

Thanks for sharing with us. So interesting to see how other artists work.

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks Meredith,always happy to share but it's difficult sometimes to explain things in these short blogs.