I have had a busy week with some moments of feeling overwhelmed and its all great cos I am ahead of myself on my Affirmation ABC schedule. Once again, lets hear it for Paint Party Friday I now have enough base papers as you can see - I need to make some more blue ones which I hope to get started today.
The stages to here are many. First cut base paper to size, then wet and scrunch the rice paper, matt varnish the base paper, then smooth wet rice paper out onto varnish and pat gently into place with paper towel. Dry. Then paint with wet acrylics. Dry. Iron the back of the paper having sprayed it with water first. Then paint a design on with a slightly stronger wet acrylic (some of them are too patterned and some not patterned enough in my opinion.) Dry. Iron back again. Scribble on to colour with carefully chosen oil pastels. Varnish with matt varnish. Cut backing paper away and voila! And, the great thing about it is I love doing every process, even the ironing, which I never do with my clothes!
I was going to show you a picture of the backing colours, but I am still doing them.
There is still loads of work. Lots and lots and lots of letters to cut out, lots and lots of working out the best colour combinations (I have already changed the colour combo of the rhino and Tiger) and lots and lots and lots of gluing. I know I should really just do a few pages and send it off to see if anyone is interested in printing it but I really want a finished project so am just going to finish it and then see.
Found another great photo site. It's called pixdaus. The photos don't seem to be copy written but am writing to each photographer, asking to use their image. Hope to get some replies soon.