Thursday, November 5, 2009

Paper Obsession

                                       just some of the obsession... the P A P E R collection

I am asked often "h o w"  I create my designs...  it starts with an affinity to collect beautiful papers. I have been collecting art papers, tissue papers, gift wrap papers, handmade unryu, banana leaf, rice, japanese, india, batik, gift wrap, printed papers and the like, for years. It becomes a visual paint palette when you see your paper before you.
My inspiration usually comes from the graphic of one sheet, mixed with textures and colors of the others. I start by making file folders of groupings that eventually become the palette for plate design. Much like the process of painting; always thinking in terms of your colors and how you will apply them.
I equate it to painting with paper. The principles of good design, composition, and color all apply.
Seeing the simplicity and the beauty of paper and making it into something new can be exhilarating ...this is no longer your mother's decoupage.

... make sure to take a peek at the  N O V E M B E R   S P E C I A L  on my etsy site...   We're offering FREE shipping (saves you $5)  on our T H A N K F U L  plate...  what a wonderful hostess gift for the provider 
of the holiday feast!

1 comment:

  1. Incredible. What great photos of your inspiration and paper collections! There's so much to choose from, how do you ever decide?


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