Prologue: I’ve been hanging onto my son’s old computer for a year or two; in my mind I had grand plans to turn it into an infinity box. That grand plan is still waiting…but what fun (and what a mess of dust and grime) opening it up and taking it apart! Blog: Some days I… Continue reading Yes I think maybe I am a “Maker” (Computer Parts: Keys 969 – 972)
It’s been while since I made keys out of found and upcycled objects – feels good to get back into this medium!
I’d been thinking of making Ten Keys Ten Ways out of paper for a long time…and then in November of 2016 I began a process that took a surprisingly large amount of time. Initially I made ten templates of keys and began working through my chosen paper styles: paperquilling (standard quilling paper) paperquilling (hand cut… Continue reading Ten Keys Ten Ways – That’s 100 Keys! – All made from Paper
Making paper collages was very relaxing and fun. I loved looking through my assortment of washi papers and figuring out what papers might look good together. Here’s the latest: Save
I love this creamy terraskin paper! It’s made with ground stone and resin and is “cradle to cradle” certified (i.e. no water, trees, or bleach are used to produce it). It feels kind of like a smooth clay and has no grain. Manufacturers claim it’s tear proof (because there is no grain) but trust me,… Continue reading Terraskin Impressions: Keys 948 – 951
As I work my way through this series of paper keys I am very grateful that my technique has improved (albeit slightly) from the template 1 keys to the template 10 keys. I used double-sided tape for this latest batch of pop-up card keys. That’s made for a neater finish and more control putting the… Continue reading Pop-Up Cards: Keys 942 – 947