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on: October 31, 2017, 11:52:18 PM
Here are four small paintings I did tonight as samples for my senior citizen class tomorrow.  I learned this crumpled paper technique from my artist friend Jimmy Tablante.  I need a lot more practice.  When done correctly, it gives lots of texture to a watercolor painting.





If anyone is interested, I can explain how to do it.  Very easy.  Best part is that if you make painting mistakes, they are easy to fix.

I think I can adapt it to my line and wash style.

aloha

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Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 03:22:37 AM
I like the look of these Mea. Do tell more about the process please.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 04:48:22 AM
Mea, I am interested too. I am background challenged and think that this method would be great for it.  I recall that either Dennis or Nolan mentioned crumpled cellophane paper in one of the lessons but can't remember which lesson. 


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Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 07:48:50 AM
This technique uses crumpled tracing paper as the surface to paint on.  I was so excited to try it that I used the wrong type of tracing paper.  Need SOFT tracing paper.  Mine was too hard so doesn't look as good.

I will write up the directions and send it later.  Have to prep for my senior citizen class right now.

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Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 11:12:25 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea but take your time, first things first. Your life seems so busy.    Patricia
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Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 11:06:18 AM
This is way cool, Mea!! Can’t wait to learn about the process. Have fun at class!!
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Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 12:58:00 PM
Those look really nice Mea! Cool technique. I'll file this one away for someday when I start painting.


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Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 02:43:15 AM
They look great Mea. Shall be really interested to know the technique
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Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 11:27:54 AM
OK, here it is.  Do note that I give credit to my artist friend Jimmy Tablante who developed the technique using tracing paper to create the textured look.  He is an amazing artist and always so willing to share his skills.

I hope you enjoy using this technique as much as I do.

aloha

mea

CRUMPLED PAPER TECHNIQUE
Courtesy of Jimmy Tablante (Jimi T), Honolulu artist

MATERIALS NEEDED:
Tracing paper (soft and flimsy is best)
Spray adhesive
Support – watercolor paper  (heavy, 140lb.+) or mount board
Pencil or ink pen (for line and wash effect)
Watercolor paints
Cotton balls and ear swabs for blotting and washing out out-of-bounds color.

1. Either draw or trace the shape of what you want to paint onto a piece of tracing paper that is slightly larger than the support to allow for “shrinkage” when it is crumpled.  Be sure that you have pre-determined proper placement of drawing to fit support.
2. Crumple it up – Yes, REALLY crumple it!
3. Spray the support with spray adhesive.
4. Uncrumple the paper and carefully place it on the support, spreading it out to the edges.  Roll over it with a rolling pin or bottle.
5. Allow it to dry. (Most adhesives dry in a few minutes.)
6. Paint with watercolors.  (You’ll be amazed at how easily they glide over the paper.)
7. If you make a mistake that you cannot correct, just cut a small piece of tracing paper, crumple it, and adhere it to the area you want to fix.  Press it into place and repaint.
8. Stand back and admire your work! 

Notes - Based on experience:
1. I love to use a line and wash effect, so I trace over my initial drawing with ink pen for certain types of paintings.  Be sure to erase pencil once ink goes on.  May need to re-ink after painting.
2. One of my students had a colored-pencil drawing that she did not like.  We covered it with crumpled tracing paper and she painted over it.  Came out with a much-better painting.  Amazing.  Matted it for a Christmas gift.
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Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 03:10:06 PM
 :heeha: Now that sounds fun....  :idea:   OH YEAH!!!  :-X
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Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 11:06:32 PM
I am loving this crumpled paper technique.  Paintings work up so quickly.

I think a rooster lends itself well to this style.

Meet "The Quizical Rooster."


Your thoughts please.

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Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 01:07:39 AM
Dear Mea, thanks you for sharing this technique. It sound like fun. Will definitely try. Your rooster is an eye catcher! Well done!


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Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 02:18:02 AM
Very useful and interesting technique Mea! Thanks for sharing! Your Rooster looks great!
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Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 02:59:16 AM
 :twothumbs:
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Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 05:55:50 AM
I have seen this technique and it really lends to some awesome results.  I have seen a tree done this way and the bark looked amazing.  You are doing well with it and love the rooster.   I am sure your students are having a ball ! :yippee:
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