Sometimes collage papers are those random little bits and pieces that come into being from cleaning your brayer, cleaning your paint brush, using up extra paint, etc. But sometimes you or I might sit down with the idea of creating some collage fodder.
When I'm in an intentional mood, I like to focus on creating a thoughtful palette of papers. What does this mean?
Instead of creating a pile of random multi-colored papers, I do my best to create (somewhat) monochromatic papers in a range of colors and values. Here are the papers I made during a recent collage-paper-making session (these were gelatin printed with foam stamps I made):
If you don't want to create new collage papers, try taking a critical look at your existing collage papers. Do you have a range of colors and values to work with? Where are the holes? Once you find the holes, make the papers to fill them!
I hope you found this post useful. Thanks for stopping by!