Mixed Media Madness Continues

Here is another idea for working in mixed media and collage.  I have been making some “new” papers from repurposed tissue/wrapping papers and paint to use in my mixed media work.  I start with a piece of wonder under, which is a two-sided iron-on adhesive from Pellon.  The wonder under gives the papers some body to them, so they are not so delicate.  I place different tissue/wrapping papers onto the wonder under and iron them down, covering the entire surface.  I then layer on additional papers and add paints, using stamps, stencils, and silk screens.  Once all your layers are done, I remove the paper backing on the wonder under, and I can either iron down the paper on my work or I can use mat medium to adhere them down.  I have been making the papers in different color ways to build up my stash of certain colored paper for my mixed media collages.  I would love to know what other ways you have made “new” papers for your collage work.





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