Need gift wrapping? Textured paper for a craft project? A beautiful wall design to frame?
Simple and fun to make - create beautiful paper designs in a few easy steps! Add a personal touch to gift wrapping to compliment your creative gift ideas for someone special!
YOU WILL NEED:
Paper, Acrylic paint, paint brushes, wax crayons, cup of clean water
You can use normal Letter Size or A4 paper to practise the different techniques on and then go for the larger sizes of paper (A3 & A2).
A cheese grater, plastic food wrap, small size paint rollers, water spray bottles, salt - depending on the technique you use.
EASY TECHNIQUES TO CREATE DIFFERENT DESIGNS ON PAPER:
Experiment with the examples given and create your own masterpieces!
Let's start with 4 basic techniques that you can use when you create textured paper:
1. Wax Resist
3. Paint Brush Strokes
4. Sponging Marks
|This paper was made by dropping blobs of paint on wet paper and allowing the paint to run.|
|This paper have been textured using the orange Paint Brushmarks Technique above. Try other colors.|
|This paper was textured with the Wax Resist method above. Rubbing the side of a wax crayon then painting over.|
|The Wax Resist Method was used over the large and the small holes of a cheese grater. Then painted over.|
|This paper have been textured using a small paint roller to layer paint in different colors.|
|Paint over a piece of plastic foodwrap. Lay a piece of white paper on top. Press lightly over the paper, then lift it off.|
|All of these were created with a household paintbrush. Paint one shade of paint. Let it dry, paint on another shade on top.|
|Spread some paint on an old saucer, dip a bottle top or cap into it. Use the bottle top to print several rows of circles.|
|Long lines of flowing, joined-up writing with a white oil pastel or wax crayon across paper, then paint black water based paint over it.|
|Create this texture by sprinkling salt onto wet watery paint. Allow time to dry, then rub all the salt off.|
Acrylic Paints can be diluted with water to change the effect these paints have on paper. Use undiluted paint for prints and sponging and dilute the paint with water if you want the colors to flow.
Draw some pattern inspiration from these two pages:
You can use tissue paper to create other paper designs, if you like this paper craft technique you may want to purchase some the next time you visit your local arts & crafts store.
This type of paper in white or a light color can be used to make beautiful designs as in the examples below.
A few strokes of paint and some clear water to make the paint run, it will blend colors together instantly and absorb into into the paper. Then just leave to dry.
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Did you have FUN with Project 2 - Creating Textured Paper?
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