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Making Paper

One thing during these ‘Stay at home orders’ that I’ve learned and practiced is to use what you have and to simplify.

The other day I wanted some funky simple paper that I could tear apart to use for collage. I couldn’t find what I needed so I quickly pulled out some old ink and made what I was looking for. Viola, your own paper great for use in art journals, cards or scrapbook pages.

Materials I used included a handmade foam stamp, Glimmer Mist, paint brush, gelli plate, stencils, bird punch, rubber stamps, acrylic paint, brown paper bag, pastels India Ink, Tim Holtz Oxide spray and even a discarded square piece of cardboard I used as a stencil. I didn’t clean my foam stamp the last time I used it and I like how the stamp was multi-colored after I sprayed it with ink and then stamped it.

Feel free to check out the very short, very fast, time lapse videos.

How about you? Are you using your craft stash these days?

Warmest creative wishes,

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide