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My friend out in the Northwest US sends me these gorgeous pictures… I’ve decided to do a few monoprints to reflect the simply beauty of the land that surrounds her. Of course, my monoprints are pure abstracts… don’t know if I’ll leave this alone or add more to it.
This mixed media painting is made from acrylic and ink on natural Shell Paper (see below).
Shell Paper is a multi-media paper made with actual shell emulsion, specially designed to accept acrylics, watercolors, inks, pastels, and even oil pastels! The paper comes in colors and natural white; colored papers are made using organic pigments, and natural white adds a beautiful pearlescent effect to transparent washes. Surface is lustrious and semi-absorbant. In fact, the calcium in the shell coating allows for wet media techniques, making Shell Paper the ideal surface for multimedia expressions using a wide array of media from crayon and charcoal to fluid acrylics and inks.
The paper is handmade sheet by sheet, so each piece of Shell Paper is unique and somewhat different than the next.