In light of modern trends, maybe it is time to re-visit these techniques. See what you think. I will post the tissue paper paintings this time and save the cling film examples for the next post.
When painting with 'tissue paper' I used one of two methods, I either a) wet and painted the background with soft shades of whatever flowers I intended to paint and then covered this with crumpled and then slightly flattened white good quality tissue paper. I used PVA to stick it down, taking care not to disturb the colours when brushing on the glue. Then, when dry, I proceeded with the painting as normal, or b) Istuck the crumple tissue paper directly onto the white paper and then painted the subject. Mostly, I prefered the first method as this gave me beautifully muted colours for the background. Any whites required in the painting could be retrieved with acrylic gouache or white pastel.The surface of the paper aquired a lovely texture of slightly raise creases, and as I painted, any excess paint ran in delicious fine veins across the paper giving a really unusual effect. It is not totally controllable, so if you try it do not expect it to work every time!
'Field of Lavender'
I suspect that all the paintings were done with W&N paints, but I have no idea what paper I was using in those days!!