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Gina Pisello
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Sculpting Dyed and Painted Papers
I have been eco-dyeing paper for a few weeks. I also played around with another Leslie Marsh technique which uses paint to print leaves onto black paper. With lots of paper piling up on my work table I decided to turn some of them into a paper sculpture . H...
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Still Eco-Dyeing: Week 3
I am still playing around with eco-dyeing a month after taking Leslie Marsh's workshop. I usually get distracted by a shiny new technique, but I think this one appeals to my science brain. I am experimenting with different papers, plant materials and water ...
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Adventures in Eco-Dyeing: Week 2
I am still fascinated with eco-dyeing and spent time making two different batches of paper. I am playing with paper types and ways of dyeing. Here are the results so far. Enjoy! Method 1 This dyeing process involved placing leaves and flowers between folded...
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Dyeing Paper and Workshop Pictures
I took a workshop last weekend with Leslie Marsh and she taught us how to eco-dye paper using leaves, onion skin and water dyed with walnut shells. I have wanted to try this for some time and it was so easy and thrilling to see the results that I wanted to ...
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Origami Flapping Butterfly
When I started attending San Diego's Origami Society two years ago, I met a man named John. He was welcoming and kind and taught me several interesting structures. He invented the modification to this butterfly that makes it flap when you squeeze the last f...
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Making Leather Journals and Handmade Inserts
I have been beguiled by the journal keeping craze that is everywhere currently. Why not? I love making books and I have all kinds of papers appropriate for journal pages. Now I just need to put something in them... Here are picture of my process for making ...
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My Catalog of Spirals ...so far
I spent a few days last week organizing and making detailed drawings of the spirals I have created based on Tomoko Fuse's in her book Spirals . Here are the results. I have paired the sketches with the samples so you can see how they look folded. I hope you...
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Folding in Curved Space
If you follow this blog you know I was recently away at Penland for a two week workshop with Matt Shlian . He is an extraordinary teacher and master paper engineer (in my humble opinion). He nudged me in new creative directions by planting seemingly simple ...
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Penland and Paper
I have been away from the blog and home for a while, but I am newly inspired thanks to an amazing trip to Penland School of Crafts . I was encouraged to take this trip by two good friends and it was worth every second and every aching muscle. I am back home...
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Space Dynamics Altered Book
I have been playing all weekend with pages for my latest altered math book. This one is titled Space Dynamics . I used some of the ideas I developed recently for folding curves and spirals on page spreads. I think the results are dynamic, just like the titl...
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