One day while we were painting in art class in collage, our professor told us to put our paint brushes down and join him at the sink. Unsure why he was calling us over to the sink, we all sauntered up to hear his lesson. it was a simple yet every so powerful lesson. He simply pointed to the sink that was draining the colors of washed palettes and paint brushes and said
"you can see beauty everywhere if you are just willing to look for it"
When i am creating, i sometimes use paper towels to soak up spray inks, to rub-off colors, or to dry up spills. I am always amazed at the beautiful creations found in the leftovers of these paper towels. So why not use them? (Click any image to make it larger)
My towels are two-ply. Gently pull them apart so you have two sheets.
I use liquid matte medium to adhere them to my journal page. Spread the medium around the page page and press the paper down. I sometimes use a brayer to smooth out the towels.
Sometimes the paper towels has texture on it. Don't like it? simply wet it and iron it flat before adding it to your page.
Here are those two paper towel pages waiting to be adorned with more layers.