Thursday, March 25, 2010

Aging Maps

Aging the map for the front cover of Lori's Books.

I've been playing with aging the paper. I didn't want to use tea like I usually do to stain pages since the tea is acidic and I didn't want to put something acidic on a photo album that is completely archival. :)

So I used acrylics mixing cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue and just a touch of ivory black to create a sort of burnt umber and then put a thin layer of that on the map.

The water idea what colors I used. They're the two far end colors that have been on my palette for years but they turned out nicely.

I'm sorry the photo of it is on it's side.

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