Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Handmade Paper Like No Other

Is it okay to say that I am totally in love my own work? Sounds pretty gutsy to me but I just said it anyway. But, believe me, I don't always love my work. In fact, now that I think of it, I frequently Like my work but seldom Love it. And, sometimes I Hate it. Guess I just opened up a giant self-defeating can of worms. For today then, I love my scraps! Maybe one day I'll love a whole, entire, wonderful piece.

These scraps of textured handmade paper were created with a variety of materials: artists' acrylic paints, latex house paint, spray paint, oil pastels, bitumen, mineral spirits, stencils and more. After scanning the scraps, I've played with them a bit in Photoshop too which gives them even more cool effects. The ones I'm showing you here are not digitally altered in anyway.

On this very white and snowy day, I wish you the opposite: a colorful day.



Kim Mailhot said...

Very cool, Lorrie ! The textures and the colors ! Wowza !
Stay cozy and colorful on the snowy day !

last minute lynn said...

Oh, I love your colorful scraps too! They would be wonderful cut into hearts for valentines.

Joanne Huffman said...

No wonder you love these! My hands are itching, wanting to work with them! They're beautiful. It looks like I got out of town at just the right time. I made it to San Francisco (a little late) before the storm hit Michigan.

Geraldine said...

i love the texture. great job!

Pam Hoffman said...

Those ARE wonderful and you are right to love them... if someone else had done them you would, right?

Go for it!

Pam Hoffman

Giggles said...

I love these papers, the colors are rich, vibrant and full of texture!!!
I could totally relate to how you feel about your art!! I'm the same very few pieces I love, some I like, and lots I don't! So it's a bonus when you get to really enjoy it!!!

Hugs Giggles

Narimasu said...

You should love your handmade paper! What wonderful pieces. I'd love to be able to touch them and enjoy the textures and colors.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Beautiful scraps! love the vibrant colors and texture.

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Thanks for the support ladies! It's always nice to know that the things I love are also liked by others!

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