This is an interesting technique…..I covered a canvas with masa paper that had been put in water, and rung out. It’s a bit delicate when it gets wet, so care needs to be taken while doing this process. I put gel medium down first, then placed the damp masa paper on the canvas. I will never be smooth, and you want it to be crinkly. After it dries, I trimmed the sides, roughly sketched my subject lightly in pencil, and painted it in watercolors. These Morning Glories were in my friends backyard, and so beautiful I couldn’t help but paint them.
I learned this technique from my friend, and teacher Helen Shafer-Garcia, check her out she is a fabulous watercolorist.
Thursdays Time out for Art is inspired, and hosted by Zebra Designs, and Destinations…
ok, i am feeling a bit out of the elements, and that’s a good thing to prep me for my trip to the usa!
masa paper? i fear i don’t know what that is!
i love what you did with it, and i appreciate the tutorial. i will keep my eye out for ‘masa paper.’