Nature wears the colors of the spirit. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What happens when you use a brown paper bag as a canvas, sponge on globs of paints, then add spray paint and glitter?
You have surprisingly beautiful paper with amazing texture and color. I wondered what would happen if I printed a photograph of the delicate paper. I treated the paper with Golden’s Digital Ground, a clear ground that allowed me to run the paper bag through a printer. This was the result.
This is the photograph I printed on the paper, an agave manipulated in digital post processing.
What fun experimenting with paper, paint and photographs on a Sunday afternoon. Now that I’ve successfully printed a photograph on the paper bag, I’m considering all the possibilities. So many possibilities…
Thanks to Marline Dunn for her expertise and guidance as we gathered stacks of paper bags, then added paint, water and sunshine.