Inspired by…my new found love

Now if that doesn’t get my husbands attention and one blog comment from him then nothing will!

My new-found love is definitely not another man.I am much to busy painting…

It’s this. Always this……

paper,decorative paper, collage

stacks and stacks of glorious stash..

It always comes back to paper. To note… it was actually my husband who started me down this artistically afflicted route. He purchased me some beautiful handmade papers for our anniversary a few years ago. I stared at them longingly, not entirely sure what to do with them. I started collaging them together, then out came the paint and ink…and a mixed media artist was found.

paper, decorative paper

more stash..

Back to the paper…ah.. beautiful,handmade paper. Only those who love paper will truly understand.

Borden and Riley, sketch vellum

Borden and Riley Sketch Vellum #116

Ok..back on track.This is my new-found love!

This paper is simply wonderful. It is archival quality, acid free and ideal for mixed media. It can be scrubbed, scratched, splattered and sewed. When gessoed it is indestructible. I have even sanded it!

Borden & Riley’s heaviest and most versatile paper. Ideal for both dry and wet media, it features excellent erasability and is ideal for watercolor, pen-and-ink, markers, pencils, charcoal, pastels, and a variety of other mediums. Pads are cloth-bound. Acid-free.

Canvas is expensive, space consuming and, here in Whistler, hard to come by. This is my solution. It comes in 48″ by 20yd and can be cut to any size.I believe it also comes in pad size just in case you want to give it a try before making the full-blown committment to 20yds. I have used it for everything. ATC’s, art journaling,my 4ft square doodle… I have painted it and then adhered it to canvas.

Endless possibilities….

Try it ~ you’ll like it!


5 thoughts on “Inspired by…my new found love

  1. Hi Julie, Love your paper stash!!!! I just adore paper too! I love tearing it up for collages and painting over it too! Hoping to create my own soon too with my own patterns on it from the course! Your paintings are beautiful too! Shae xo

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