More Playtime


Yesterday I set about creating a different test piece, more elaborate and of a suitable size for sale. The cut work and coloring was accomplished that afternoon. Today, I mounted it to mulberry paper and a frame. It’s drying right now and I hope to apply wax before too long. Colorwise, I actually like how this piece is working. Yes, it’s miraculous I actually like a work in progress! I was thinking of the fall leaves turning colors while mixing little batches of acrylic ink (.5 tablespoons at a time!). Working with limited ink leads to a one of a kind piece. That’s what I’m heading for, individual works that can be cut almost the same but differ widely by the application of color. I’m sure I’ll be able to apply this to my existing lamp designs and create a completely different look. It’s good to dream….

While waiting for things to dry, I need to pull out Karen’s book and put pencil and ink to page. I’m still trying to figure out what it is I want to draw, but it will come. Maybe a little yard work under the big Douglas Fir trees will help inspire my brain. 🙂


Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “More Playtime

    1. I think I write this blog in order to keep track of how things work, or don’t work. A place of experiments and successes. A way to keep track of life and realize I need to get back to the coast for a holiday. Too bad I can’t pack up the studio and take it with me over there!
      Happy Autumn to you! 🙂

  1. I love how the colors seep and blend, so beautiful!

    I had the same approach with Anna’s book. Let the ideas simmer. I enjoy the thought process so much.

    1. I’m still contemplating Karen’s book…. You would think forest patterns would come easy with me these days!
      So glad you enjoy the colors. I was pretty happy with their outcome!
      Have a great weekend!

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