Hmm, I wish I meant the other kind of "fooling around," but all I mean is with paint and tissue paper. Inspired by Kim's work with rice paper and paint and work with similar materials by Elis Cooke I got out my tissue paper and one piece of rice paper and set to.
Both of these will need more work or layers after they dry. I used a roller and a paint brush to apply the paint. I attatched a piece of paper from a sewing pattern, great stuff, and set a plastic lid on the paper to create the circle a la Elis Cooke.
Paintings done on tissue dry fast. Of course tissue is delicate so you too must be delicate in the application of paint. I used acrylic and PearlEx powder metalics mixed with water and/or matte medium.
This one I did on the rice paper. I used a roller to apply the first layer of paint. A brush. I also used some spiral and rectangular stencils I had made out of Bristol board. I glued on strips of colored rice paper. This rice paper doesn't crinkle. It doesn't have little threads of fiber in it like some. I had gotten it to do some Chinese Brush Painting in a class so maybe that's why it is a bit heavier. As I worked a theme began to arise. a sort of door into the temple kinda thing so I will work more on this today.
Paper from a little Latin dictionary.
I laid a piece of purple tulle over one section to see if I liked the effect. That would be on the left.
Here is the oil painting that I "ruined." I added those trees on the right. They don't work as they are although I like the way they break up the mostly horizontal shapes of the previous version. I am not good at trees. So we'll see what happens with this once it dries enough for me to paint the trees out and try again.