Paper Weaving Sketchy Flower by Ellie Knol
This time I'd like to share this technique I recently learned from a post by Karen Dunbrook : Paper Weaving. (I want to give credit where credit is due ) ..
Thanks so much Karen for this inspiration!
Start out by cutting/using up paper strips of about 1,3 centimeters wide and weave them to form the background ..
I chose to make it slightly larger than I would need, so I could just cut the unneeded part away. No need to glue he whole thing, as long as the edges are glued.
As I used regular cardstock strips, I needed to cover the background with a transparent gesso first, as the color will soak into the cardstock.
I chose to color the image with a ready made watercolor, to have more control of the coloring (from Ecoline and Dahler&Rowney).
I put a kitchen towel underneath while coloring the images to absorb any color that would go through the holes in the background.
To provide a nice backdrop for the weaved paper background I created a background with the same colors, and stamped around the edges randomly with some text and mixed media stamps in colored and black ink.
Apart from stamping sequins I also adhered real ones with glossy accents.
The weaved part is adhered to the colorful background with 3D tape for more interest and depth.
Don't tell Susanne, but I think this flower is one of my most-used stamps :) ;
for this project to work I had to use a stamp with a lot of white space, so it's perfect.