Category Archives: paper

Exercises in Imagination

Prompts can help you draw, but not if they come from some outside source. The only way to make something authentic is to use prompts taken from your own life, and having personal significance. This is a good way to stretch your imagination. Also, a great way to use up those sktechbooks and hoarded art materials. 🙂 Continue reading

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Homemade stripey giftwrap

Just something quick that you can do when you’re in a pinch and need to wrap up a present, so that it still looks nice. Continue reading

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Paper : : Pleated Flowers

Pleated flower craft tutorials abound on the internets, but there’s a trick in this tutorial that will keep your flowers from coming un-pleated and falling apart like all the others! Continue reading

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Blackwork on Card

I have just used this technique to decorate the cover of a Moleskine cahier notebook, as a participant in The Sketchbook Project 2011. My theme is “nightmare”, and I wanted the cover of the sketchbook to have an understated yet heavy, oppressed feel to it.
I have received so many compliments on pictures of the finished back cover that I thought I’d share the technique with everyone. Hope you find it useful! Continue reading

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Fill a sketchbook

August 9 : : I can’t walk into a newsagent or art supply shop without buying a sketchbook, it seems. Never mind that there are ten, twelve, maybe 15 empty ones waiting at home…the new sketchbook, with its pristine cover, … Continue reading

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