Wednesday, February 15, 2012

grounded


I made this piece using a trader joe's brown paper bag ...
which I
collaged
inked
tore
and just thoroughly messed with

... then I applied a patch of Watercolor Ground right in the middle of it


I waited the 48 hours or so that is recommended
and then I took it with me for my daily watercolor sketch from the car today


a winter hayfield nestled up against a forested hillside

here's a close-up so you can see the amazing texture of it all:


f u n !

19 comments:

*jean* said...

ooo i've been dying to try that stuff, how'd you like it/? i love this!!

amy of four corners design said...

this is very fun!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

This piece really calls to me Kimmie, love what you have done here, it has a textured softness to it that is endearing and old fashioned. xox Corrine

JoZart said...

I just simply l u r v e it!!!
JoZarty x

Joyce at Calico Paint said...

Gosh that's beautiful,

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is just wonderful...and teaches us all to be patient!!! I love this!
I am having trouble reading the new words we need to file our comment.

Charade said...

This is beautiful and soothing. What a great re-use of a bag.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is incredible. It makes me want to play with fabric. In fact, I think I'll do that soon (grin). This is pretty amazing for a brown paper bag! Wish I had a Trader Joe's close to me.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Gorgeous!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Love this!

Yvonne said...

I've been wanting to try that ground stuff. :) this looks great the way you put it all together.

kimmie said...

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PAK ART said...

you are so creative! What fun - I really must try this some day. I'm giving away a unique valentine at my site if you want to add to your collection - drop by and enter your name!

Lynn said...

What an amazing piece and idea. So the "waterground" cures the paper to make it watercolor paper? Amazing. What WILL they think of next?

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I *love* things made from brown paper bags, but don't think I've seen anything quite like this before--it's wonderful!!!

kimmie said...

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Halle said...

oh the is so cool!! Love everything about it.
Is that a wooden pants hanger? was that just to photograph it or is it part of the piece?

~*~Patty S said...

WOW this is fabulous on so many levels dear Kimmie...you must be so pleased with how it turned out!
oxo

Gwen said...

Delicious elements in this collage...a real feast for the eye.
xx