Since starting my position at The Paper Place, I seem to have become a paper hoarder. Paper sneaks its way into my craft drawer with no definite plan of action, other than to look pretty. This is fine by me though, it’s nice to have a stash for whenever inspiration strikes.
I recently decided I could no longer take the brutally boring beige walls of my new apartment, put homework on hold and made some verrrryy simple wall art. The paper I used for this project is called Rhombus and it’s a bold handmade Nepalese paper (we just received some new custom colours of these papers that you should definitely check out!). I had some different sizes of wood canvases hanging around just begging to be put to use so I covered them in the rhombus pattern to arrange on the wall with the clock that was already hanging. To adhere the paper to the wood I used rice paste. I learned the hard way that the dye on the Nepalese papers may bleed slightly with wet mediums, so be cautious of how much rice paste you use- a small amount will do the trick!
I also finally had a chance to hang up the adorable Cavallini paper I had bought a few months ago to add some much needed colour. I used a mint green polka dot tape to stick it to the wall to avoid any damage to the paint.
I still have quite a few sheets of paper to find a good project for. This sheet of Chiyogami will be my next paper venture although I’m not positive what it will transform into just yet. This particular pattern of Chiyo has just recently been discontinued despite it’s undeniable cuteness. We have quarter sheets available for $3.00 so grab it before it’s gone!
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