Painted Tracing Paper Results

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Out of all the papers I tried the only one that gave really unsatisfactory results (for my purposes) was the tracing paper. It is not absorbent so the paint just sits on the surface and as it dries the paper curls. So I tried scrunching a sheet up – tracing paper is quite sharp and hard to scrunch – it made my hands sore very quickly. It is quite brittle – some pieces broke off near the edges and several holes appeared as it seems to crack rather than crease when scrunched. It was impossible to flatten out again. I won’t be using this paper in collage – which is a pity because I rather liked the idea of a semi-transparent or translucent paper partially obscuring an image or giving the appearance of looking through a mist at another colour. The experiment is recorded for posterity here before I chuck these 2 pieces in the bin. 🙂

Tracing paper painted with acrylic paints. One sheet has been scrunched.

Tracing paper painted with acrylic paints. One sheet has been scrunched.

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