|'Winter Delight' 18x18 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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Black paper is fun. It can be dramatic. The colors really come alive. I have always liked painting on black but recently rediscovered how fun it really is. I have been working on small 6x6 paintings on black Artagain paper. But I wanted to paint larger. I can order it by the sheet and I will but until then I was impatient to try one of my small ones on a larger scale.
So why not just make my own black paper!
It's easy enough to do. Simple tone your favorite paper black. You can use thinned black acrylic paint or inks....thin enough not to clog the tooth of the paper. But I didn't even want to wait for my paper to dry. I took a black pastel (I rarely use them in a painting so I have a pile of them) covered my paper lightly and used pipe foam to blend it all into the paper. Instant black paper!
|Toning my paper black with a black pastel|