"Green" Paper Crafts
I go through a lot of paper. But I'm also passionate about conserving trees. What's a green-minded paper artist to do?
Here's one small way for paper crafters to do their bit for the environment with beautiful results. I needed to organize my paper alphabets so our summer intern, Roxanne, trolled the Container Store and brought back this jewelry organizer, which I ended up using to house my "scraps with potential". I hang it near my art desk and I hoard shapes that often become new patterns. Its cheerful windows filled with colorful geometry inspire me when I'm feeling stale.
Exhibit A: these orange curved shapes were cutaways from my children's car pattern wall art, "Bumper to Bumper". One morning while tinkering in the studio, I got the yen to glue them down in a nested composition and add the yellow shapes (that had been the wall art's windshield) on top. The result was a bold, graphic geometric pattern.