I like to try new painting surfaces, and wanted to experiment on Terraskin Stone Paper. You can buy that paper in sketchbooks or in individual sheets, at first view, it looks quite similar to yupo paper, although a bit heavier.
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From the Terraskin website:
- TerraSkin is a combination of mineral powder (>75%) and a small quantity (<25%) of non-toxic resin combined to create an environmentally friendly paper.
If you are working on a large individual sheet, start by cutting the paper to a size a bit bigger than what you want you final painting to be. That way you will have a bit of extra space on the sides.
Then you can start working on an abstract background.
I used regular fluid acrylics and pinata alcohol based inks.
To see this painting technique in details you can look at: Painting flowers in mixed media from imagination
Pinata alcohol based inks
The inks are forming beautiful textures on the paper.
Leave everything to dry before going to the next stages.
Then you can start looking for shapes and outlining them.
Painting the negative space with white acrylic
If you want to you can add multiple layers of semi transparent paint and patterns to add complexity to your design.
Some of the layers can be acrylic diluted in water
You can also use white art sharpie markers to add designs
Or a dipping pen and
White fluid acrylic