Monday, January 11, 2010

Decorated Papers

I don't buy much colored paper these days as I enjoy coloring and decorating them a lot myself. It is messy but so worth it. I like having a stack of these to use on various projects. In making these, I have used Ranger's Adirondack Color Wash Sprays, Ranger's Distress reinkers and other dye ink reinkers that I have on hand. I use stencils, blank needlepoint pieces and punchinella to make designs on them. I do it in layers with different colors and stencils. I let one layer dry and then do a different layer till I am happy with them. I am not a good photographer so these are not the best of pictures and there is a lot of shine to them because I mixed Perfect Pearls and/or Pearl Ex with the reinkers. They look much better in person.


  1. wow, these backgrounds look fab!

  2. Hello Nancy,

    your backgroundpapers are gorgeous : I especially like the ones you made with the needlepointpieces as a stencil. Cool effect !


  3. Hi Nancy Lynn!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your new blog! WOW!!! Your hand colored papers are GORGEOUS! I totally LOVE your artwork on your blog!!!! Woo! Hoo!

  4. Beautiful papers! I think I would hate to use them after making them, and using them up.
    Aloha, Kate

  5. These are very nice. great job!


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