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 26 settembre 2011

Turbulent Feelings.

 No words... only feelings!

domenica 25 settembre 2011

Grid Patterns.

Some grid patterns made with temperas and wash technique on the background of the paper. In the center there is a compositon made with a background representing turbulent water, and in white ink a fishing grid.

venerdì 23 settembre 2011

Stamping on Stone Textured Papers.

Here I present three stone textured papers, with stamping motifs. The first is stamped with Chinese Dragons and the other two where stamped with Sorrento Lemon Tree leaves, which is a variety of lemon native of the zone where I live. Those lemons are very famous in all Italy. They are big, brillant yellow, and can be eaten in slides covered with sugar. A famous alcoholic drink prepared with them is called LIMONCELLO. The leaves of this lemon tree are bigger than standard lemons.

giovedì 22 settembre 2011

Paper Stack.

This is my contribution to the collaborative project of Stackoholics Anonymous, promoted by Seth Apter in his blog: The Altered Page. I used about five hundred (500) sheets of painted papers with different techniques, to make the stack.

For me the first picture means that, starting from the mind and imagination of artists, represented by the big and old books, and through tools such as brushes of different types, you can create art, and then make it tangible to other, as a sign of perpetuity.

mercoledì 21 settembre 2011

Painted Paper with Writing.

In this opportunity I show a paper I've made combining a fantasy writing with china ink, then wash technique to give to the paper an old appearence with very light tones of red and blue, and finally a spattering with black paint. I think the result is beautiful. Maybe later I will post other papers like this.

sabato 17 settembre 2011


One of the most tricky painted papers are the stone patterns, like granite. It needs to be applied many techniques one on another, allowing a wonderful result. Texture resemble the original stone, and it will be painted in many kind of fantasy colors. By the way, I prefer to paint them in natural colors. The fisrt goal is to obtain the right background colors, mixing primary and secondary colors. Then, you need first prepare the paper base with a resist additive, let it dry, and then procede to paint background, and finally you can spatter to get the final look. Here you are four samples of stone papers I've made today.

giovedì 15 settembre 2011

Pasting in Green.

Green is life. 
Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. 
On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience.
Green is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue.
Like blue, time moves faster in a green room.
Green is strongly associated with Ireland, the Irish, and St. Patrick's Day.
Green also has close associations with Islam.
Because of all the green in nature the color is reminiscent of Spring.
It's also the color for "go" on a traffic light.
Grow and Go with Green.
Outside of traffic lights, coupled with red it's a Christmas color. 
With both a warming and cooling effect, the color green denotes balance, harmony, and stability.  
Use several shades of green for a fresh, Springtime feel.  
Olive green, also called olive drab, is a not so drab summery green that may have military overtones for some people. 



domenica 11 settembre 2011

Autumn is coming.

Autumn is coming, and with him also will start new projects and drawings. On this occasion I present you painted papers using dark tones of green, purple and orange, that were obtained mixing primary and secondary colors. Then, I used the technique of  watercolor washes, to give the effect of aging to the paper.

venerdì 9 settembre 2011

Washes - Inks - Spattering

Dear friends, yesterday I tried new patterns on painting papers. Techniques I used were washes and inks and as final step the spattering. What can I say? I like it! The combination is versatile, and the paper acquires a texture that will please you and your effort! It isn't hard to do, but it needs care and adecuate drying at intermediate steps, this together with good weather conditions, makes your result wonderful.

giovedì 8 settembre 2011

Marbled Curl Flowers

Hello again! These days I was a bit disconnected preparing new materials, and buying some new paints and mediums. Soon I'll work on new painted papers projects, and maybe I'll prepare some new tutorials for my readers... But waiting for the new results, today I want to share with you an application of marbled snail pattern. I called it as Marbled Curl Flowers, because the base of the pattern is a curl, and finally the drawing of four petal flowers on each curl done. The result is very interesting as abstract motif, and you can play with a lot of color combinations! I like a lot the effect of curl on the petals of flowers... Colors I used were acrylics and tempera. Here you are some of my results.

sabato 3 settembre 2011

Marbling in One Color.

Today I want to show marbled papers which are made with only one color (Pink) and different tones. Here I present four patterns representing the versatility of the technique. The Fantasy Hearts pattern was made directly on stone pattern using a wood stick drawing some hearts all over the surface of the size. Also the Combed pattern was made directly on stone one, without doing the classical Gel Git. In my opinion the most accurate and difficult to do pattern is the American Style, due the combination of movements necessary to reach the pattern, it is important to avoid vibrations on the work table to get good results, and also to use paints that not diffuse on the size to show good results on the lines of colors. Finally, the Fantasy Circles pattern was done after a one stage Gel Git pattern, using a wood stick, drawing delicate circles clockwise and counterclok.

Fantasy Hearts


American Style

Fantasy Circles