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Inspired by Birgit Koopsen

mixed media art journal spread created withpainted deli paper and black marker

For this inspirational piece I used the technique in a totally different way that the artist Birgit did. She used this technique to decorate a piece of furniture, a stool. I just used the exact same technique to fill up a double journal spread.

I started by painting 2 pieces of deli paper 2 different colors. (I actually forgot to photograph the purple and yellow that I did so here are 2 pictures from a student of mines deli paper). After each piece was painted (I used an old credit card), I stenciled onto each paper with the opposite color. On my yellow paper I stenciled purple and on my purple paper I stenciled yellow. (I used a few shades of each color)​

painted deli paper
stenciling on top of painted deli paper

When dry, I ripped up the pieces of deli paper and also found similar colors in a magazine to add to my stash. I then filled my whole journal spread by gluing all of those papers to it.

ripped up painted and stenciled deli paper
collaged pieces of painted and stenciled deli paper

I then took various size circles using pot covers, cups and whatever I found around (one of which was scalloped)and  made a number of larger and smaller circles and then filled in with a permapaque marker and white uniball signo gel pen.(If you want to try this yourself you can google radial designs to get ideas for what to put in your circles.

mixed media art journal spread created withpainted deli paper and black marker

I can easily see myself trying this at one point on some furniture, but since I didn't have any available I love the way it looks in this journal page.

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Cath says January 25, 2017

Love the colours you used, the finished piece is great 🌟

    Faigie says January 25, 2017

    Cath, you’re amazing. I think you get the prize for commenting on the most entries

Birgit Koopsen says February 22, 2017

This looks awesome Faigie! Happy you liked my video! 🙂

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