Hahnemühle Fine Art has an awesome paper made of bamboo fibers that is excellent for various types of art. I’ve tried watercolors, acrylics, inks, marbling solutions and mixed media techniques with their bamboo mixed media paper. Results have been fantastic!
Not long ago, I posted a YouTube video showing the Bamboo Mixed Media paper being used with Marabu Easy Marble to make several artworks like the one you see above. They turned out great! Readers asked if one could draw or tangle on these. Absolutely!
I also used some of Ken Oliver’s liquid watercolors to make backgrounds on a few more of the Bamboo Mixed Media cards from Hahnemühle. It was the first time I used the liquid watercolors and I love the results I was able to get! And they worked great with the bamboo! You can check out that post here.
I enjoy making color backgrounds and I literally have stacks of them in my studio. People ask me all the time what I do with them. Well, I do a number of things with them ranging from tangling, art journaling, mixed media projects, to collage work. What you can do with these backgrounds is only limited by what you can imagine.
I was feeling a bit overwhelmed yesterday with all I need to complete before the end of the month. Deadlines I’ve set for myself and all the obligations I have just kind of piled up. I just sat down and decided to put all of that to one side for 15 minutes. And I reached for my color stack. Dingsplatz are all the rage right now in the tangle word. Yep! You read that right! Dingsplatz! Hahaha! So I decided to give it a go and I really enjoyed it. I will make a video soon, but basically you draw the loopy line around in a circular shape, aura it on the inside, then aura it on the outside, and fill it all in with tangles. And of course I turned to my go-to tangles: Printemps and ripped screen. Loads of fun and it calmed me right down. I can’t find a link to ripped screen online (I need to fix that) so here it is just for you.
This was great fun and I was able to use a couple very different types of wet media on the Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media cards with super success!
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Interested in the Bamboo Mixed Media cards? Click here.
For the Ken Oliver Liquid Watercolors, click here.
Marabu Easy Marbles can be found here.
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