I started by putting white watercolor paper in the shredder. One piece shredded lengthwise (warp) and the other width (weft).
I started to weave the vertical paper strips from the middle out. Hopefully, this will keep the whole piece squared. The first 2 sided woven painted piece was slightly uneven.
Close up of my technique to weave the pieces.
Here is the woven piece stitched, trimmed and ready to be painted!
I didn't take any photos while painting (and repainting) both sides. The first few go arounds with painting each side didn't work because (1) the paint was too thin and seeped through to the other side and (2) the monoprinting was illegible. I finally decided to lightly painted both sides with a narrow sponge brush then stenciled onto top. I like the final artwork but I prefer the first 2 sided woven piece technique of painting the papers then weaving them.
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