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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!

15 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  3. 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!

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

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

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  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

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  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.

    Kate

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  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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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…

    Louise

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

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