Rather than cutting circles and squares for March’s Square Project, I decided to use my own gelli-printed paper with a circle pattern printed on it (bubble wrap).
I chose the paper weaving design that I showed you in this previous post from Helen Hiebert: Washi Papers
And for the squares, I cut a pattern into the gelli-paper using an exacto knife to reveal more of the decorative paper. I think it is more complicated to explain than it is to do! 😉
I like the colors in both of my papers for March…blues, greens, golds, browns and a touch of white and black. Not my usual color combos…
Yet, they seem to play well with the other colors from December.
I wonder what colors and patterns April’s project will bring!
Note: If you want to see my previous square projects, please look under the art category; A Square Project in the drop down on the right. Thanks!
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I love paper! No, not the junk that lands in my mailbox… Nor, the papers I push around on my desk at work! Sigh…
I’m talking about decorative paper that is beautiful to see and touch and can add something unique to my artwork.
I decided to learn more about paper so I signed up to take a 6-week online class on Paper Weaving with Helen Hiebert. I learned about Helen’s class from Uppercase Magazine. Helen has an awesome blog with free tutorials, called The Sunday Paper; HelenHiebertStudio.com/blog
I finally finished the first lesson of four notecards:
I enjoyed learning these techniques. I like the curvy designs best, (the yellow and blue backgrounds). I will tell you the names of these papers in my next paper weaving post…
Paper weaving takes time, practice and patience I learned. Part of the technique is learning how to cut the papers. Although my cuts are not exacto, I am pleased with my results.
Do you have a favorite card?