I’ve made a series of gifts lately in celebration of children’s birthdays and a college friend’s wedding. I thought I’d share them with you. It’s been nice to make paper art outside of my thesis work, because it allows me to think about ways to make my art differently and discover some new techniques that I may not have thought of doing before. I played with gluing paper collage, paper collage and object embedment, a little pulp painting, and pulp casting onto other objects.
The following gifts are for the kids I babysat last summer.
For Presli, 4 years old:
Left wall piece is for Presli. Right wall piece is for Paxtin.
And this piece is a wedding gift for my friends Kaiti & Michael. They were married this past weekend and used leaves for decoration, so I thought this would be appropriate for them. Yes, these are real leaves I hand-picked off trees 🙂 I used an x-acto knife to cut L-O-V-E out of the leaves.
It looks like most of the color is going to stay! Yay!
I haven’t given any of them their gifts yet, so don’t tell them! It’s a surprise 🙂