Collage artist Lynn Gall is used to decorating papers with inks, paints and textures to use in her attractive Mixed Media collages. But now she has cut the left over papers she has accumulated into birds which she embellishes for Christmas Tree ornaments.
To make hand decorated papers, you can use crayons, inks, acrylic paints, markers etc in a variety of color palettes and designs. Simply take drawing paper and cover the papers with your paint and other media. To create different unique designs, you can scrape into a wt painted paper, stamp, fold, layer, use resist (paint over wax) etc. Try laying down plastic wrap on your wet painted paper or drizzling inks on top of the dried painted paper.
Metallic paints and glitter are fun to use.
My best advice is to play for your art materials and you will discover so many different ways to decorate papers for your bird ornaments.
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