I had some fun playing around with crayons as a resist on this card. I have been thinking about other ways to do a resist on paper like I have used on fabric. In fabric for my quilts I often used contact paper or Japanese paste resist to create a barrier to further paint. They can be removed from the fabric at the end of the process.
|Prompt: triangles, Paper-Mate Flair pen, crayons, acrylic wash|
I have shifted my surface design effort to paper these days. I have tried masking tape to some success but it is a bit limited in size. Nothing is coming to me other than crayons or hot wax for a batik effect, both of which I have done on paper. But I am really looking for an idea like contact paper to "save" an area in the painting process. Anybody know of a technique or product used on paper to that effect?
|Wax was used to "save" areas as more paint was applied building up color from the original cream of the paper to a final dark brown.|
|Quilt detail showing areas protected from further application of pigment.|