As well as sponging the colour onto the paper I did some with a light 'scrubbing' action and others by using acrylic paint with 'cling film' pressed on the surface and peeled off when dry.
I chose the red/violet/purple and yellow/lime/green areas of the colour wheel, I particularly like the contrast of the lime and violet colours.
|1. Painted cartridge paper.|
|2. A selection of painted tissue paper using recycled tissue paper packaging, some with a surface decoration.|
|3. I didn't have any erasers to hand so I used some polystyrene packaging to make a stamp - this is quite large so I have used A2 sheets of paper.|
|4. I like the cross shape created by this 1/4 rotation of the stamp each time.|
|5. The distressed effect created by stamping until the paint runs out adds texture to the design - this is one where a smaller stamp would give a much clearer impression of this effect|
|6. I particularly like the diagonal repeat pattern at the bottom of this image.|
I will produce some more stamped papers using a smaller stamp. I think it is possible to get an idea of how each repeating pattern looks but this would be much clearer with a smaller pattern in some instances.