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04-23-2004, 05:01 PM
Could someone tell me what kind of tissue paper and glue is used if you want to texture a canvas or board before painting?
Thanks in advance!
04-24-2004, 08:29 AM
Reacon you stumped the panel? :p :)
04-24-2004, 08:38 AM
I am stumped because I have never done it :)
04-24-2004, 09:10 AM
I have seen interesting surfaces created with diluted white glue and tissue or rice paper crumpled and squished around on the canvas- then sealed with gesso- or you could also use an acrylic medium...
04-24-2004, 10:57 AM
You may want to explore forums that discuss decoupage and the glues used for that craft. Acrylic medium is used in decoupaging too.
04-24-2004, 12:10 PM
I've seen acrylics where the surface is prepared with a thin tissue paper that makes all these neat lines. I'm thinking that it would need to be white, because colored ones would bleed.
The reason I was asking is that I don't do many acrylics because I always end up getting frustrated. But, one of the best paintings I've done in the last year was the result of a mistake.
I had glued an inkjet print down to the board and was going to paint around it. Didn't like the results, so pulled what I could of the paper off. Some white paper remained and left these really nice textures that further layers of paint worked really well on.
Guess I'm of to experiment!
04-25-2004, 12:10 AM
You can do this with gel or mat medium. About a year ago I did some experimenting with making unusual colored papers for collage. I applied acrylic paints in various ways to tissue paper, letting it bunch up and wrinkle as I did so. On some I dropped acrylic color onto tissue paper wet with gel medium, on others I used a brayer to apply layers of color over gessoed tissue paper. When the papers dried I tore them, applied them to board overlapping, then sanded to reveal different layers. This is probably more info than you really wanted. In any case, had I not sanded this would have had a textured surface like you were looking for.
Anita (who is usually over in colored pencil, or watercolor, but finds this forum interesting also)
04-25-2004, 01:09 AM
Heck if I know I'm just following this thread to find out myself. Great question and feed back.
04-27-2004, 11:06 AM
When I do collage I use "Yes" paste or gel medium. Rice paper, wrapping tissue, handmade papers - even cocktail napkins (sometimes these are two ply - split and just use one of the layers) Try an acrylic glaze or two. Its lots of fun. However all these papers do not necessarily have archival qualities.
05-04-2004, 04:28 PM
I do this with Masa (a rice paper that I get from CheapJoe's) and use acrylic gel medium as my glue.
I soak the Masa then squeeze it out (wad it up good to create more texture) then I use the Gel Medium to glue it to my watercolor paper (I use 140 lb for this) here is at example http://www.geneblack.com/pages/masabi.html
Hope that helps - the textrue doesn't show up very well in the picture but trust me IT IS There!
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