We are in the Season of Dreams in the Get Messy Art Journaling community and inspired by the wonderful Tanyalee of The Drawing Board, I created these two pages in my journals.
I painted a watercolor wash over some vintage ‘onion skin paper’ which is very thin paper which is slightly wrinkly but I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t completely crinkle when I added the wet paint.
Using this paper I cut out circles and butterfly shapes which I layered over the base pages I had created.
The top page has a loosely painted self portrait with watercolor splashes which I glued the shapes over.
The bottom page is butterflies glued and layered along the bottom ‘escaping’ from the darkness of the black gesso.
I used a fine black pen to make some outlines and doodles.
I have some sheets of watercolor wash left to play with, so I wonder what I will do with them!
Happy Friday x
I’ve not heard of onion paper before, I’ll have to go investigating as I love having lots of different thin papers to either print on or use with paints etc. Your interpretation of TLees tutorial is beautiful the butterfly colours compliment perfectly. Have fun playing with your other watercolour sheets!
I think it is most like the old fashioned air mail paper. Thanks for your kind words x
The onion skin paper sounds – and looks – so cool! Gorgeous colours for your butterflies too x
I think onion skin paper is like air mail paper (from when we used to send letters on thin paper to foreign shores!).