Colorful Textured Paper

It’s easy and FUN to make this col­or­ful tex­tured paper! We made lots of it in a recent teacher work­shop at Palace Art & Office Sup­ply.

To make this amazing-looking paper, all you need is a piece of plas­tic (an expired credit card or gift card works well) with notches cut into one side of it, and some tem­pera paint. Pour some of two dif­fer­ent pri­mary col­ors (red, yel­low or turquoise) onto a paper plate and mix them as you paint a 9x12 piece of con­struc­tion paper. While the paint is still wet, drag the notched edge of your plas­tic card across the paper. The result­ing tex­tured paper is per­fect for col­lage or cov­ers for hand­made books. Stay tuned to see what we used ours for!!

Our final week of teacher work­shops is com­ing up! If you’re a teacher on the Cal­i­for­nia cen­tral coast, join us next week for book­mak­ing, 3D Draw­ing, Cre­ative Let­ter­ing, Cre­ative Think­ing or Sculp­ture. More work­shops com­ing this fall!

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One Response to Colorful Textured Paper

  1. Miss Tabarcea August 1, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    I had never thought of using an old gift card as a tool! Thanks for the inspi­ra­tion! I will def­i­nitely put it to use the next time we make hand­made paper.

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