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Old 07-03-2012, 11:21 AM
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Watercolour on Masa Paper

I have been trying out differant paper such as Yupo and Masa. Here is a watercolour on Masa Paper glued onto 11X17" Arches 140 with W/N paints. It was alot of fun. I bought a DVD on using masa paper from www.judipedder.com. Yupo paper is another interesting painting surface but I need more practice on using it, maybe I'll get out my acrylics for the Yupo ))


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Re: Watercolour on Masa Paper

Is Masa a type of rice paper....I've "heard" of it, but don't know a lot about it...I think it absorbs paint so you have to be very careful with your brush strokes (unlike Yupo, which is the exact opposite-which does not absorb paint). You make me want to try it, your painting is so beautiful....I'm thinking there are a whole lot of collage artists who would love to use the Masa in their work!!!! Hummm, my next "shopping list?"

Back to the painting! I love how your colors have melded (fused) together, and, how your style (and the paper?) gives a stained glass look! Very nice! Very very nice!

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The Masa works well with color here.
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Re: Watercolour on Masa Paper

Kathy,

Did you first soak the mesa paper in water and then gently press the water out before gluing it down.? I've been wanting to try this sometime. anniely
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Very nice colors.
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What lovely gentle work.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:27 AM
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Re: Watercolour on Masa Paper

Thanks for looking Yorky, Margarete, Bertoni, Annielu, Pat and Kari.

Annielu, I have included a brief how to for the masa paper

Cut masa and watercolour same size. Draw your image on the smooth side.
Put water in shallow pan and soak paper a few seconds, then very carefully remove and hold up to let it drip.
Crinkle the paper, then spread the paper on a board or plexiglass with the drawing side down. More crinkled, more texture in your final painting.
Use a brush to smooth out the paper and remove any air bubbles.

At this time add some paint to the masa in the colours you will be working in for your painting. Your image in on the underside so things will be reversed. The paint will soak into the paper and at this time don't worry about painting details. This is just adding some colours and where you want some colour and lights and darks. Remember the colours will be lighter when it drys.

Use Elmer's school glue mixed half and half with water and cover your watercolour paper.
Take the watercolour paper and with glue side down and cover the masa.
Use some paper towel, gently wipe and press on the top of the paper to seal it to the masa.
Turn over and dry. Air drying will take overnight.
You then can start on your painting as the drawing will now be on the top.

The watercolours don't flow as well on the masa but just add more water to the paint ...and away you go
Have fun, Kathy
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Re: Watercolour on Masa Paper

Kathy, very good work on this interesting paper! Thank you for telling more about it! Would just love to try it myself!

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Re: Watercolour on Masa Paper

Kathy,
Thank you, for sharing your painting with all of us and sharing the how to do with all of us. I tried a similar technique a few weeks back. I using tissue paper and wet it and gently crinkle the paper and anchor it to a piece of Arches 140 lb which had the water down Elmer's school glue. I'm anxious to try your technique. Thanks, annielu
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