Friday, 11 January 2013

Oiling paper

There is not much creating being done around here at present.  Somehow the days flash by and I am stuck doing other stuff on the computer, or I am out in the garden.
However I read the tutorial on Maggie Grey's blog about oiled paper recently and thought I would give it a go.  I have worked with oiled brown paper before, but not photocopy paper.

 First I found a photo I had taken in New Zealand a couple of years ago and played with it in Photopaint (without any real idea of what I was doing!).  I need to take a couple of days and really work on that to learn something more about it.

The bottom photo is the result of lots of crumpling and then oiling the end result,
The end paper looks better in real life than it does in the photo.  I think I will do another paper so I have four and make them into a vessel.  I have to wait for a few days for the oil to soak in before I continue.
We are having some hot days here, but nothing like the heatwave over much of Australia, and no fires here either,  thank heavens.  I feel so sorry for all those who have lost so much, Australia can be a cruel country at times.
Blogger is doing stupid things I think I shall publish this while I can. 


  1. Love the effects you got with your photocopy. I have oiled coloured pages from magazines and got good results but it is far more personal to work with one of your own photos. Blogger is indeed being funny again and wont let me post any of my photos. I have had some very good tips but need my technical assistant by my side to put them into practice! Glad you are safe from those appalling fires - the news footage has been terrifying.

  2. A beautiful and interesting piece, Robin.

  3. I cant remembe who I did oiled paper with, cas holmes perhaps, its an interesting thing to play with.
    We are much cooler but windy but there was a fire not far from us this morning, luckily put out quickly.

  4. That looks like an interesting and fun technique Robin. I looked at the link but could not find the tutorial on oiled paper. You find so many interesting things to "play" with.

  5. I really like the way that you have manipulated your image before oiling it. Very effective.

  6. I have not tried this technique. Will file the thoughts away for later but I do love your altered images.

  7. How lovely Robin, such a great technique, thanks. Like Dian, I'll file it under 'things to try'.


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