Who knew paper folding could be so satisfying.
I remember making paper airplanes and fortune-telling finger things when I was a kid. And, I taught these to my grandkids who loved making them too.
But lately, with my interest in book-making, I've also been exploring origami.
This is a box I made with fun top, that opens up to enclose/hide small, flat things. I love the look and have gifted these boxes to friends and I filled them with candy. There are only two kids in our apartment building so each of them will get a special Halloween treat when they knock on our door this year!
I will put a small piece of art in the top and hope they find it!
After making all these deli papers, I decided to use them to make artful accordion books and I love the way the transparency and patterns really made these little books a small piece of art.
A friend of mine gave me some large 300# watercolor sheets of paper and I tore them into 3" x 24" strips. I then used pastels to cover the background with color and sprayed on a fixative. After folding them into an accordion structure, I painted rectangle with metallic acrylic paints, used a Pitt pen to add a black line border, and then tore my deli papers into irregular shapes and glued them on with mat gel medium.
I added a cover and closed the books with elastic hair ties. I'm happy with the result!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!