Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

I have slacked off a bit on making holiday cards for family and friends. This year I decided to make one for my blog so it will be sent out to everyone in the blogosphere. I'm still a bit obsessed with weaving paper.


Here are the steps to make this card:

I started by quickly painting two pieces of watercolor paper. One paper using Blicks Artist Acrylic in Green Light Permanent.




The other piece of paper was painted with Blicks Artist Acrylic Emerald Green. I like the washy look of both pieces of paper.





By the way, I both brands of acrylic paint gives good results. I wanted two different color greens and these paints are the ones I had on hand in my stash.

After the paper had dried, I put each piece face down on my cutting board. You could put the paper face up but I wanted to hold each piece in place with blue tape and didn't want to risk the tape pulling any of the paint off the paper. Then I cut the papers in strips.





The next step is to weave the weft into the warp. This time around I started up the top and weaved down horizontally. With the other two paper weaving projects, one was woven right to left (click here) and the other one was woven from the middle out (click here).


After I finished weaving, I put a light coat of matte medium on the back to adhere the strips together before removing it from the cutting board.


The finished woven paper.


I cut out the tree and glued it to a blank card. The final touch was a silver star.



Happy Holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. This is a beautifully executed paper weaving. Thanks for posting your technique so your blog fans could see how you accomplished it.

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  2. Thank you for your comment, Linda! I hope others would give it a try by reading my step by step instructions.

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