Tuesday, February 23, 2010
hand carved rubber stamps
These are two rubber stamps being hand carved for painting papers for les papiers colles. Using the stamps to apply acrylic paints in layer upon layer results in unusual designs.
Papier collé (French for pasted paper) is a painting technique and type of collage. With papier collé the artist pastes pieces of flat material (paper, tissue, newspaper,etc) into a painting. This form of art uses shreds of mixed media to produce the effect of actual paint, layered on the canvas. Paint is added in addition to the other media, but still maintains multiple planes and multiple viewpoints in these works of art.