Sketchbook: Paper Weaving

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Aimee at Artsyville has started a new Tuesday prompt called Glue it Tuesday! When she announced it last week I was super excited because it’s been a long while since I’ve done any collage work.

I had a couple of misaligned prints from my reduction linocut project, so I decided to reuse the bad prints for some paper weaving. The paper is a beautiful thin Japanese handmade paper, so it would be a crime to waste it. I tore the paper up into thin strips and then painted the strips with some cheap Crayola watercolors. A little weaving, and gluing, and it turned out beautifully.

I’m borrowing Aimee’s idea of reusing an old Moleskine sketchbook that I had used as a planner. I have a bad habit of making planners, using them for a few weeks and abandoning them. I love that Glue it Tuesday is going to give these sketchbooks a new life.

I have a question for nighttime artists. Do you have any tips on photographing your artwork, or do you just wait until the morning when you have some natural light? I’m really struggling with this. I’m sure it will get better in the summer, but for now the little light I’m getting in Portland is a constant struggle.

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