Saturday, May 30, 2015

Paper weaving experiments

I thought I'd try my hand at paper weaving....

Project 1
Size: approx A4
Materials: pattern paper, magazine image, tape
Time taken: over 1 hour

Skill level - intermediate

Project 2
Size: 110x110mm
Materials: magazine images on corrugated cardboard, glue
Time taken: 15 mins
Skill level: beginner

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Paper crafts & the Etsy craft party

Etsy Craft Party is a celebration of meeting and making. This year, Etsy Adelaide will be teaming up with the lovely Flinders Street Market. This crafting extravaganza will take place on June 6th, and will be a first for Etsy Adelaide.

This year’s theme is Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape. Activities will involve anything paper-related, things like paper collage, paper weaving, origami, book-making....the sky's the limit.

For those that don't usually dapple in the paper crafts, I thought I'd share some of the things that I have done with paper in the last few years, purely because I love experimenting with paper and images. These are just some of the ways I use paper in my art and craft, and hope to share these techniques at the Etsy craft party.


collage on corrugated board - 210x210mm

collage on foam core board (paper, photocopies, coloured pencil) - 210x210mm

collage on foam core board (paper, photocopies, coloured pencil) - 210x210mm

collages on paper 100x100mm 

Artist book series - tribute to my parents

Mixed-media collage on stretched canvas (paper, magazine, paint)

Mixed media collage on double canvas (paper, fabric, magazine, buttons, embellishments, paint)