Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Canson Drive

I recently took a class from Ed Brickler, who works for Canson Paper and he gave me this book. It's a book all about their paper and so I begged a second one so I could alter it. He told me to be sure and send him pictures of my altered book so this first page is for him.  I can't wait until I can start using some of the different kinds of paper they have in the book.  It is full of wonderful different weights and textures. Can you tell I love paper?

The background was done by layering pieces of old book pages, gesso, storm blue paint and then a wash of gesso. The words are by Clearsnap stamped in Archival Ink. I am in love with Archival Inks by Ranger.  They are permanent and waterproof.  I put a gesso wash over them so they would go to the back just a bit.  They did not run at all. I love, love, love Archival Ink!

The houses are leftover pieces from my patchwork page. I sanded the embossed areas to give them a more distressed look.  The sizes were determined by what was left.  

This is Canson Drive in honor of Ed and Canson paper's book.   I'm sure artists live in all these little houses.  

Link to:  Art Everyday Month, Inspiration Avenue


  1. How cool is that!? Getting a book with different papers to work in. You have used your embossed papers to great effect with these wee hooses Boo.
    Are you keeping notes on what paper is best with what medium? :0) x

  2. Wonderful Boo!! I have always loved houses and pretend places to live. Tell us more about this class and the book you are using. Inquiring minds want to know!!

  3. wow! lucky you, i'd love to have a book like this, too :) haha! looks like fun!

  4. What wonderful papers! And I love the houses you've created with them. So whimsical!

  5. Your houses are super old license plates! Lucky you, indeed, to get the journals to alter. Such inspiration!