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DIY Decorative Paper

 

It’s back to school sale time, so I bought a package of construction paper to collage with.  The only problem is that construction paper is boring.  I have been modifying the construction paper into low-cost decorative papers.  You can drip, brush on, spray, stamp and splatter any combination of the following for color:

  • Watered down acrylic paint (metallic paints look interesting)
  • Watered down acrylic silkscreen inks for paper
  • Sumi-e ink or colored inks
  • Watercolor paints

Construction paper does cockle easily, especially if there is a lot of wet media used, but it is also very easy to iron flat again.

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