What I do

A world of paper art and techniques: Origami, Gift boxes, Gift cards, Paper Jewellery, Marbled papers, Paste papers, Printed papers, Stamping, Itajime - Shibori, Suminagashi, Collage papers, Batiks, Recycling Basketry, Stenciling.

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lunedì 10 febbraio 2014

Geometrical cutouts.

Hello! Some days ago I've done my first tries of painted papers using the printing technique as you can see on these posts:

I used some geometrical cutouts to produce masking effects in the layering process. I thought throw them away... But then I decided to sotre them for future applications. Well, the purpose of this post is that I don't know how I can use them! So, I will be glad to read your suggestions! Please tell me some ideas to reuse them!! Thank You all in advance!

sabato 8 febbraio 2014

The psychology of colors.

Hello readers! From the Internet I post here a good chart I've found on the web. I'm sure more of you know this chart. It describes the colors according to our psycological behavior. One of the helpful uses of this chart is to select the right colors for our decorations or art works following our state of mind. Keep it in mind and apply it.!!

domenica 26 gennaio 2014

Stencil selfmade (Part II)

Hello readers! Today I want to show you another way to make your own stencils! In this opportunity I've used stencil patterns copied onto vinyl sheets. You can choose the patterns you like all around web or into stencils books.

When you have chosen yours, and transferred them to vinyl sheets then you can use easily a cutter, or as I've done, a heat cutting tool. Be sure your working area is ventilated avoiding the inhalation of the little amounts of fumes due the heat cutting process.

I've used two ways to transfer patterns on vinyl sheets. The first one was direct cutting onto original pattern, in this case I placed a sheet of semitransparent baking paper between the vinyl sheet and the pattern, avoiding the damage of the original print. In the second one I copied the pattern on the vinyl sheet with a marker, then placed a standard copy paper under this, and proceeded to cut with the heat cutting tool. In any case what you need to do is to proceed to cut on a glass surface. Finally, you must clean the point of the cutting tool during process to avoid accumulation of plastic rests on it and permitting that it cuts well... The cleaning is reached using a cloth moistened with water.

In this way you can create your own stencils saving some bucks!!