Painting Pages

I have created quite a few collages and extended prints. Now I need to put them into a notebook for presentation. I thought I had a 9″ x 9″ notebook that was new but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I searched and searched. I thought I might have lost my mind. But no, I put it with a pile of other notebooks but there are so many piles of stuff in my studio room that it took a while to remember which pile it was in. But thank goodness, I had one. Yay! So today I spent most of the day painting background pages. I had a bunch already painted but the holes are off and don’t fit into the same size notebook. That really irritates me but I don’t like the unevenness that it creates. So I figured out what colors I needed and then painted pages. Hopefully, the pages will work with the collages. It’s harder to paint the exact color that you need. It’s easier to choose from a selection of already painted papers.

Here’s some of the ones that I painted today. There are a bunch more but the photo was blurry. I paint both sides of the paper so it takes a while for these to dry.

Here’s one of my collages. What do you think? Do you like the purple background or the yellow and orange background? I usually try out 3-4 different color backgrounds for each collage before I choose.

And last but not least, here is the Picasso head from last week. I decided to stick with monochromatic so did different values of blue. I’m sure that the orange or multi color would have been more exciting. I still might add some more color.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.



10 thoughts on “Painting Pages

  1. The Picasso head works well in the blue Ruth – I’d leave it as it is! I like the yellow/orange background but it was a difficult decision as both backgrounds look good.

  2. I like the yellow background, too. And I think sticking with the blue for Picasso was a good decision. Have fun putting your notebook together!

  3. I am with hubby too, the yellow in the orange background really makes the figures in the collage pop. Nice work and I love the Picasso head, have you considered repeating him with different colours to see if changing the colour changes his expression / emotion?

    • Thanks Teri! I could try the Picasso peice again but I would have to remake the original freezer paper resists. Not sure how the stencils will work again either. They have a tendency to get wrinkled.

  4. For once I’m with hubby – yellow background is good! 😉 And I think the monochromatic Picasso allows the design to show through without being distracted by colour. But would be interesting to see it with some orange too.

    • Thanks Kim! He was actually pretty good in choosing backgrounds for the various collages. I do agree that it would be interesting to do the same Picasso design with different colors.

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