Saturday, August 08, 2009

Red Rosin Paper....

I had a busy day today. We drove down to Burbank so HB could catch his flight then I came home, stopped at Lowe's and bought myself a roll of red rosin paper. If you don't know about it you can check out Zorana's blog. She has been using it lately and even made some journals from it. I got a huge roll....I think it's 36"x500' and it was about $12. That's a lot of paper!

Here's the first piece I did using it. I just whacked off a hunk....I didn't measure or anything. I used some gesso and then did a watercolor background and then added my gal. She looks much better in real life. The scanner seems to make her look weird and somewhat darker than she really is. I think she might be about 8"x8"....

And here's my journal page for today....

Aug 8:

Now I'm going back up to the studio and par-tay some more!! I hope you all had a great day. See ya tomorrow!


  1. Oh I love her! I love the different colors in her face. I've never heard of that paper. I'll have to check it out. I got to play yesterday, too. Felt good!

  2. I'm so glad you posted about this paper, Janet. I've been thinking about it ever since I read Zorana's post, and have been meaning to look for some, too. I love how all the colors pop on your piece.

  3. Anonymous11:01 AM

    I'm not familiar with that paper...will have to check it out. Is it a smooth or rough paper? Love your painting on your new paper...great use of color! Nice journal page too!

  4. I love her. I never heard of that paper either. I will have to check it out..LOL.

  5. Don't par-tay too long! Get some sleep!!!!! Monday comes too soon! I really like your girl.

  6. Hi Janet! Love your colorful lady (and her very special hair). Do you like the paper? It's made for 'guilt-free' play and exploration, I think. Love your happy face and new hair style too! xo

  7. Janet,

    I love the haircut and I have been thinking about this paper but have not checked it out yet. I will have to soon. Now I need to get to mary ann's class.


  8. Ooh I really like her she's unique!! I'll check out that paper, Zoranas on my reader but I don't think I have ever commented!!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Your 'Gal' looks great - what a cheeky face.
    Love the new hairdo too - very brave of you - it suits you. x

  10. You are so living my life, Janet. Can't wait until my time and my thoughts are entirely my own - not split between work and non-work.

    Your latest journal page is outstanding.

  11. Great journal page and your gal is smashing. I will have to check that paper out, have never heard of it.

  12. She's GORGEOUS, Janet! I haven't heard of that paper either...not even sure we'd have it here in Australia....must check it out.

  13. It has been said that you learn something new everyday, and it can be so. Never heard of this Red paper and now I want some. I love the colors...she made me smile.
    It has been cool here also, but warming up.
    Hugs, mary

  14. My hubby has always had a roll of this stuff on hand, and to think the perfect art paper
    has been in front of me this whole time. I am going to have to give it a try…

    I love this journal page and what you wrote , it is something to think about…


  15. I don't know this paper. Interesting -- must check out Zorana.


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