I have recently purchased some “Rough” heavy duty (400 lb ) 100% Cotton paper
I chose to experiment with this paper using Acrylic Inks, Heavy Bodied Acrylic paint and pieces of textured wallpaper which I painted with Acrylic paint and then collaged on to the work.
I wasn’t certain how the paint would react with the surface of the paper…
Firstly I made a rough pencil sketch of my compostion on to the paper.
Next I dampened the paper with a fine spray mist of water and then dropped in Acrylic Ink and sprayed further.
I followed this with creating small painted collaged pieces to create the buildings in the background, using small pieces of textured wallpaper.
I then painted over the Acrylic Inks using heavy duty Acrylic paint. Some of this paint I applied with a roller, and some I applied with a brush, and I also used my fingers, and paint applied to the sides of small pieces of mountboard, which I used to make further marks.
Finally, I added fine detail using Uni-ball and Uni-Posca pens.
The paper comes pre-cut with “deckled”edges on all four sides , which I think gives the finished work a nice “natural” appearance and suits the feel of the 100% natural cotton.
When framing this work, I shall let these “deckled” edges show, and will not hide them with a cut “mount/core board”.
I enjoyed working on this new/different surface, and shall look forward to trying to create further pieces in the future.