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Making leaf silhouette paper, part 2

Just like last Technique Tuesday, I’m going to share the actual paints that I used to make this background paper, but please feel free to substitute as you wish!

1. Wet a heavy piece of watercolor paper. Again, I used 140 pound cold pressed paper.

2. Apply a thin glaze of Quinacridone burnt orange acrylic paint. Before it dries, apply a double layer of wrinkled white tissue paper all over the top. Wet it a bit in order to thoroughly attach the tissue to the base.

3. Spread thin polymer medium all over the top by hand. Let it all dry completely.

4. Sponge some Raw sienna around the piece.

5. Hold down leaves and sponge around them with full strength Quinacridone burnt orange. Dry thoroughly.

6. Wipe the top lightly with Quinacridone gold glaze.

Copyright 2007 Cyndi Lavin. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. May be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.

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