|500 Series Strathmore Pre-Cut Watercolor Paper (140lb Cold Press 11x14)|
|500 Series Strathmore Pre-Cut Watercolor Paper (140lb 11x14 Cold Press)|
This drawing is on www.strathmoreartist.com 500 Series Strathmore Pre-Cut Watercolor paper. It is also available in hot press. I love working watercolors on the smooth hot press although the slightly textured cold press is what I go after for mixed-media. (Apologies for not seeing the entire drawing because it is too large to scan.)
I scanned and made copies, from the cat illustration above. I cut out the cat characters, table and typewriter, window, etc. (The chair is from another drawing.) to use them as collage elements. (See image below.)
Here are the pieces glued onto the substrate. I'm currently working on this "Cats Dancing" mixed-media piece. It is on a 9x8 cradled wood panel. I almost always use my own drawings and painted paper when I need collage fodder. Strathmore papers are a perfect substrate for the many choices of mediums I like to use...i.e. watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, ink, oil pastels, gesso, pastes, bead gel.
Below are two samples of painted paper I'll use as a background to draw on or to cut up and use as collage fodder. Here I am working in the www.strathmoreartist.com StrathmoreVisual Journal.
Strathmore has a beautiful selection of papers. I especially like 500 Series (which also comes in an art journal.) Their sketchbooks choices are spiral or hardbound...even a soft cover. They also carry toned paper, drawing paper... oh, simply too many choices to mention here.
|Strathmore Visual Journal 9x12|
I place cut or torn pieces of my painted papers directly onto the scanner glass to make a copy. (See image below) Then I can cut or tear shapes or strips and use this in my sketchbook or to build up layers in a painting. I usually copy in color, but black & white option is awesome, too. I always have snippets or full sheets of collage paper ready to create with.
Here are just a few samples of www.strathmoreartist.com Strathmore paper I have in my studio. And I'm just about to order a Strathmore art journal...wanting to try the soft cover. Merci and cheers to Strathmore!