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Painted Paper

Painted Paper is Alisa Golden’s book full of expressive painting techniques.

I have checked this book out from the library several times. I finally decided to buy a copy for myself. I have a lot of books about painting and mixed media techniques, did I really need one more?

Painted Paper by Alisa Golden Grace Mendez


What I like about this book is that many of the techniques are abstract.

Abstract for me means faster and less concern about it looking a certain way when it is finished.

Painted Paper Grace Mendez

When I finished with the technique, “Ink dropper and dry brush outlines” from her book, I used Sakura Koi markers to add additional pattern and color to my page.

The page is not done but it is a good start and it only took a few minutes to do.

The last third of the book has directions for creating journals. My example was done in a store bought journal. Most of the examples in the book are done on whole sheets of paper that are then turned into journals.

This will not be the last time I reach for this book as inspiration. If you like abstract and quick art, I highly recommend that you check out this book.