art, book arts, weaving

Paper Weaving

I have had loads of fun weaving painted papers this week. This is why you should save your ugliest papers. Not only might they serve as a background layer for something else, but something interesting happens when you slice and dice and weave them with other papers (or the other half of the same paper). I learned a lot from these two weavings, although they are not what everyone might call pretty.

Some of the small squares created by the weaving are incredibly beautiful when you zero in on the details. They are little works of art within the whole that I would never have noticed.

In the second set of papers, I wasn’t especially pleased with what was happening so I decided to experiment with different colored strips. The pattern took off in its own direction. It is a “color and weave” effect, creating its own stripes through the weaving process.

Play is good.

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