But, suddenly, I remembered I had a decent sized box of painted papers in the attic from when I was at Art College and painting and dyeing papers was one of my obsessions.
I painted endless papers (we call them backgrounds now).
We didn't have photo-editing then so I couldn't do this to it. Isn't it amazing what a simple "Invert" can do.
Some were "too good to use".
Wandering through the Internet last week, I found an artist making art by cutting out paper shapes so here are my paper-cut house and garden designs, a perfect technique for scraps, large or small.
Materials used - the already coloured papers, oil sticks, cotton perle thread and coloured alarm wire.
Techniques used - stencilling using masking tape and my own cut stencils.
These were made in my huge journal (you didn't think I had one, did you?) measuring 16 x 11 inches ( 41 x 28 cms) and here is Douglas to prove it.
Linking to "Paint Party Friday", the great weekly site where artists meet to admire each other's art.