Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thoughts Behind Paper Backgrounds...

When it comes to paper, I really find to hard not to claim it as my own!
The simple fact is, there is nothing more satisfying than 
creating your very own painted paper backgrounds.
I get a really sense, that a part of "me" is going into the work... elements are important!
When I really wish to "bring feeling" to my art, 
working on crafting my own paper backgrounds, is well worth the outcome.
(accomplishing the feeling I am projecting is real, visual)
To claim it as your own,  is a great accomplishment, that all creators seek.


** Acrylic Paints and Oil Pastels **








 Is is the simple elements that make our artwork, original.
I will be using these painted papers to create 
Row Houses
I will post the finished project, I am excited to share...

Have a wonderful Tuesday!











































17 comments:

  1. oh April, these are SO much fun!! i especially love the second one (the blue & lime green one) They're just such gorgeous colors... (you know me with the blue again!) Can't wait to see what you do with these in "Row houses"... :-) xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Pauline! :]
      So glad you enjoyed your visit here today.
      Have fun...

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  2. Your papers are gorgeous...I love that first photo with the four designs together! Must be something in the air, tho...I painted background papers today, too :)

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    1. How wonderful!!
      Love to see yours... it must be the Spring fever (LOL)
      I agree, Cat... I like the first photo too.
      Having the pile of designed papers in the photo, makes them very pleasing to the eyes. :]
      Fun stuff, enjoy your visit!

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  3. Beautiful papers! This is something I also ove doing; playing with paper and paints is a very satisfying thing! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hello, Valerie...
      I do agree, what fun!!! :]

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  4. i never really do it am too focused on the outcome! What a fabulous idea :) Love them and can't wait to see the Row houses :)

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    1. Thank you...
      I look forward to sharing them! :]
      I was going to just use scrap paper, but like I stated... this makes the project personal.
      I did see several videos, on ROW HOUSES and that was what was being used (scrap paper).

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  5. Oh I love these April, I too love making papers. There is something about the circle that is so pleasing, brings a smile to me face, thanks for the lift.

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    1. Hi Kate!
      Thank you, glad I could bring a smile to your day ((hugs))
      Enjoy...

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  6. Must admit I've never made backgrounds/papers. I always just make a background as I need it. This would be a great lesson (another one) in learning to just play and see what happens. Thanks so much April! Can't wait to see the gorgeousness you make with these!! xx

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    1. A must try, Lorinda!!! :]
      Creating your own paper background, is fantastic!
      You could create, store, and use when needed... there really fun. :]
      Yes, I will be posting pictures of the ROW HOUSES asap.

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  7. Your papers are fabulous - so bright and vibrant. I particularly like the bottom one. I look forward to seeing the finished project.

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    1. Hello, Jackie :]
      Thank you for your sweet comments...
      I have really enjoy hearing, about which one everyone likes... so interesting, I love it!
      Yes, I am looking forward to showing everyone the ROW HOUSES too.
      Thought it would be a good idea, to show the process.
      To give a idea or spark inspiration to others, on what to use with your painted papers.
      They are pretty, now what... so I thought ROW HOUSES would be my project to come.
      Having so much fun...

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  8. Gorgeous painted backgrounds, April! Look at those bold colors and designs. I can't wait to see your Row Houses!

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  9. Gorgeous papers! Two of my favorite things...bright, happy colors and circles.

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  10. This is just lovely!! Can I ask what kind of paper you use to make this?? (you can email me at scrappymarjo at gmail dot com!!)

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