For today’s study I used a different kind of paper than I usually do: 246# linen finish ‘acrylic’ paper. I believe it is called acrylic because that is the intended medium, but it is not a plastic paper.
I scored it with a razor blade. The thickness of the paper and its texture must have contributed to the smoothness with which I was able to make the cuts.
I used my brush strokes to echo some of the lines I made with the blade. I did have an idea in mind when I made the incisions, but many of them were barely visible and required pigment to make themselves known.
I like the interplay between the mostly unseen scoring and the paint. I experience d a kind of vibration as I drew my brush across the regular texture of the surface. This, plus the absorption properties of this new paper were different than those of the paper I normally use.
I look forward to more experiments with this paper.