|'Winter Peace II' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|A pad of 6x6 black paper. A good value and a lot of fun!|
In the end it was the paper that guided my background choice. As I began applying the pastel to the background I noticed how nicely it glided over the smooth paper. It felt great!. It was like frosting a cake! Then I noticed how the black paper peeked through the pastels creating an almost stained glass effect. My intention was to blend the background making things smooth and dreamy.....but when I saw what was happening with the black I decided to stop. I enjoyed the energetic feeling to my marks! Paper choice does make a difference.