Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Layering Handmade Papers To Create Interesting Effects


Layering handmade papers can create very interesting effects. Most times when we think of layering we focus on the background of the piece. In this case I decided to do a watercolor wash for the background and then layer the papers to create the figures in the piece, giving them some depth and dimension.

4 comments:

Alta said...

I adore your handmade products. I have often thought of creating handmade paper but it kinda scares me. I guess because I don't know where to start. Any ideas?

kawaii crafter said...

Beautiful card, reminds me of an impressionist painting.

Calabash Creations said...

Thanks kawaii!

Calabash Creations said...

Thanks alta! At first I was afraid to tackle making paper too, but once I tried it, it really wasn't that bad. There are lots of tutorials out there. This is one that I used:
http://www.tappi.org/paperu/art_class/makingPaper.htm (sorry, I'm not sure how to post this as a direct link in the comment box).