I am a member of the Triangle Calligraphers' Guild. Quite a few of us met today in the home of one of our members to do paste papers. It was a good thing that there was a huge table in the kitchen, expanding to accommodate eight people! And then it spilled over onto kitchen countertops. We all brought papers, acrylics, tools, and our imaginations...all to share! I had taken a workshop a few months ago and ended up with a full sheet of Arches CP watercolor paper that had six equal areas taped onto it. Within each square was a study I had done in that workshop. I knew I would never use the paper as it was, so I brought it with me, tore it into smaller sizes, then painted over the individual pieces with new paint.
Above is one of the pieces. You can see a strong, thick vertical line in it. That line used to be red and was part of the original study. Water was laid on top of the sheet. I experimented with orange chalk (a shared item) and laid it on its side to do the sweeping upward curve next to the red line. Green chalk was also used. Then the Ross Art Paste was put down along with a light sponging of light green. Tools were used to scrape away some of the paint, either in curving motions or straight vertical strokes.
Now this paper is ready for words. Wonder what they will be?