Friday, November 13, 2009

wearable paper art work by Hila Rawet

The jewelry created by Hila Rawet is like none we've seen before.
Each piece is carefully folded out of paper sheets.
The textures of the paper and the stiffness of the folds give character to each piece.
We'd love to see some as wedding jewelry!

________________________________from the blog of Wanda Wen___
I like the strong movement and composition even in light weight of papers..
Good matches is found in color, size, and arrangement.
Well, however, this is not like I wanna work on my project, this work is truly beautiful, but I
want something express more what I am, what Im thinkin, or what's in my mind.
Research more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paper sacts are work by James Q. Jacobs

Instructions: Liquefy wet newsprint (or other paper) on high for one minute, one sheet at a time. Presoaking makes this step easier. Strain the results through a porous cloth to remove water. In a pan stir to an even consistency, so the remaining moisture is evenly distributed. The batch should be somewhat like oatmeal. Pour this out over a form into an even layer and press with a sponge until no more water lifts out. Continue drying by pressing with dry newspaper and weights. Change the newspaper daily. To avoid warping the cast keep it pressed with weights and newspaper until completely dry. I often use a sheet of plastic and then plywood over the paper to help keep the cast flat. The plastic keeps the plywood dry, so it does not warp later. For larger casts, I have used clamps to compress the drying assemblage.

Here's the tip for this work!! ↓

"I have been using my woodcut blocks as molds for both pottery and paper making. The background of this page is a composite image of two of the mold blocks. My technique with these blocks requires a 2 mil plastic layer between the block and the paper, so they easily separate. I have also made some carved wood blocks especially for paper casting. These I coat with household wax instead of using a plastic separator. There are other methods of making paper casting molds, including using silicon sealer."

The finishing of the dry cast paper product involves sanding the edges and any rough spots, then painting with gesso to seal the paper. I do two coats of gesso and resand between coats. Then I apply acrylic paints. To hang the finished product, a strong cord can be glued to the back with epoxy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Reused things make this world refresh.

Let's assume that you create art pieces representing recycling. Some might think "Alright, I'm gonna make some great Pyramid made of chopsticks!" and go to buy dozen pack of chopsticks....

well this is an extreme case, but actually this happens often around us, and that really makes me feel like 'this is not right at all' ....

When I went the web site, I fully satisfied that I found things what I really wanna see. Dancing all around~

artist : Sue Dorman; DTLA Series

necklaces and earrings of silver with broken car window in concrete

artist : Teresa Faris; Collaboration With a Bird

sterling silver ring with a piece of wood chewed by a bird.

artist : Marianne Hunter; #2401 Kabuki Kachina in Sarong Songs

enamel, antique Cambodian pottery shards, sapphires, 22K gold antique flowers,
24K and 14K gold, silver.
Beads: bone, 22K, blue glass trade beads, lemon chyrsocolla, nephryte, 3 1/4 x 2 x 1/8 inches