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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dry papers

What I didn't tell you was that yesterdays papers had two lots of colour on them. The first time they were too pale so I added more colour and these papers are the result.

they are still very pale, I had forgotten that Koh-I-Noor does go much paler when dry. I'm going to live with it though as there will be more put on later.
Below you can see one of the papers that I tore up and stuck back together mixing up the colours. I used Golden Matt Medium to stick the papers down and couldn't wait for it to dry before taking the photo, hence the slight sheen which will disappear as it dries. I like matt medium as it combines the papers without curled up edges


I made another very large bead and completed my first necklace. It's not that spectacular as they are all my practice beads. I'm now working on another one and I'll be a bit more careful about the bead placing. More to come later.



4 comments:

Myfanwy Hart said...

Are these the intense colours? They look more like the watercolours. It's quite confusing as they call all the sets 'watercolours'. Look forward to seeing what you do next.

Christine said...

Looking good Sheila, what is going to happen to the paper next?

Sheilasembroidery said...

Ah ha you'll have to keep looking to find out. I've just made a new sheet which I still have to photograph

Sheilasembroidery said...

Myfanwy, they are usually very intense - see the kitchen paper sheets on my new post. So I'm not sure why the white computer papers went so pale. I can only think that I added too much water. They were much better second time round but still quite pale. I'm living with them as they are just now.