Tonight I went to a Paste Paper Class at our local Museum taught by artist Mary Zeran. She called it *finger painting for adults* and I have to agree. She made buckets of flour paste and starch paste. We also played with Modge Podge and a variety of paints (using empty Greek Yogurt cups ... I will have to start saving them for my own artful play) ... so much fun.
I started with a combination of green & yellow paste and a big paint brush.
Next I moved on to a combination of oranges and pinks ... this one involved lots of pouncing with a piece of bubble wrap.
Next some purples and pinks ... with stripes made from a scrap of foam board (in the top left corner) ... one lesson from the class is that anything can be an art tool.
And lastly, a favorite that involved imprinting into the colored paste background with a plastic doily.
I was very tired and not feeling well, so I almost skipped the class ... but was so glad I didn't. At one point a classmate said to me *you're really in the zone* ... and I was. Creating art never ceases to transport me to a better place ... and playing with art is such an inspiring experience.
Can't wait to turn these fun paste covered papers into some cards.