Saturday, August 07, 2010

Sunflowers with Masa Paper

Sunflowers with Masa Paper
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Masa Paper
9" x 12"
Arches 140# CP

Only a few days left to play with some new techniques and ideas before I return to work. This painting was done using masa paper.

I wet the masa paper, crinkled it, spread it flat, then splashed in paint while the masa was wet so that the paint remained in the crinkles of the masa. When this dried, I glued the back of the masa paper to a sheet of Arches using YES! glue, making sure that the masa was as flat as I could get it but still retained the crinkles. When this dried, I went back in with more paint to finish the sunflowers.

Some of the prettiest work done using this technique has been done by Cheng-Khee Chee ( It was a lot of fun, and I'll be using this paper again.

No rain yesterday, and more heat and humidity. The grands come for dinner tonight so it'll be a busy Saturday.

I hope you have a terrific weekend!


Lorraine said...

Oh I'm so glad to see how you did this; can't wait to try it myself and so happy you printed directions. It's so interesting and colorful and there you go with sunflowers again!! Terrific! And I am still drooling over yesterday's post. Had to go look at it again. It's so gorgeous and fascinating.

PS No one last night was surprised that we kept "seeing cats" in our art. I wonder why LOL.

Hope you enjoy the grands' visit and get a little relief from the heat before you have to go back to work.

Teri C said...

Thanks for this post Lin as I have wondered about using this kind of paper. Very pretty.