Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31, 2011 – Origami Weave

Origami paper is one of my bad habits in Japantown. It is so cheap and the packets of paper just speak to me. They actually say, “Buy me, you’ll figure out something to do with me.” Technically speaking, if you don’t want to make origami, the paper can be problematic. It’s rather thin and most of it buckles when you play apply glue. But I am not to be deterred. My new trick is to gesso the back for strength and then work with the paper. It seems to do the trick. These blue and white pieces, folded, woven and varnished ended up looking a little more like fabric than paper. On to more experiments….

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