One step closer to my gallery wall project, I wanted to create some custom art to add to the mix. Since last year I have been hanging onto some paper samples that I love, but didn’t know what to do with them. I have a weakness for unique and ornate paper, I love it. I walk into my local Paper Place, and fight the urge to buy everything in the store.
These are an assortment of Chiyogami and Lotka paper prints, in gorgeous colourful and metallic patterns. Framing these beautiful handmade paper prints can be a great work of art that not many people will have.
Recently I bought the frame on clearance at CB2, and thought the earthy wood grain would go well with a colourful collage. After finding a design I liked, I started on the project:
Step 1 – Plan the layout
- With so many colours and patterns, I wanted to make sure there weren’t similar colours too close together.
Step 2 – Transfer design to a mockup page and cut each section
- Make sure your mockup page is the same size as your final artwork.
- Number each section before cutting, because once they are cut they all look the same!
Step 3 – Trace pieces onto the coloured paper and cut out
Step 4 – Arrange pieces and stick down on cardstock paper
- I used double sided tape, not glue, because I was worried the glue might damage some of the more delicate paper samples.
And done! This frame didn’t have any glass insert, but I like it better because the metallic details are more noticeable in the light. I am looking forward to planning my gallery wall next with this piece of art.