Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm Putting it on Paper


I think I may have given the impression that I'm into paper lately. I am.


I'm loving the texture of vintage papers. Unless I am working with a huge piece of paper, which is very rare, I prepare the paper for additional elements by applying matte medium with my fingers.



Not all of the paper I work with is vintage. I'll use whatever I have on hand. Above is a sheet of printer paper. The squares are from a vintage textbook, though.


This photo shows one of my favorite papers -- used, brown paper bags. I get great ones from the liquor store (ha ha). They are thinner and crinklier than grocery bags.

I'm trying to work with these bits and pieces without an end product in mind, but that is so hard for me. Three pieces have been "completed". I have no idea whether they will end up on Etsy or if they will just hang around for further inspiration (or as guidelines for what NOT to do).

It is a dark and stormy day. The paper in the studio is calling. So are the paints, brushes, stamps and glue.

8 comments:

Fibra Artysta said...

I think these are absolutely fantastic! Keep going!!!

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Looks like you've come out of that little slump with a wonderful new direction and all kinds of new ideas to explore! Beautiful pieces! Can't wait to see how things develop!

ArtPropelled said...

There's something very appealing about crumpled brown paper bags. I like the direction you are going Kim. Glad the studio is calling!

paula said...

you have NO IDEA how proud i am of you for pushing through and having courage. and playing and getting pissed and doing.
and i love this...

Jen Kershner said...

I love bits and pieces. They're my favorite. I've had a long love affair with paper but I feel very drawn to fabric lately!

Rita vindedzis said...

These new paper pieces are great Kim!! I believe you're on the other side of your creative funk. The dam has burst so go with it. Love this new work!!! Nice neutrals. :-)

aimee said...

fun! it is SO cool to see how different the pieces turn out when they are made with paper instead of fabric - yet still totally your style! look great!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

I love how you add every piece together so beautifully!!! I love it!

Thank you for your lovely!!!