Thursday, May 15, 2008
The greatest thing since sliced bread isn't sliced, in this case it's holes. Wholey Paper is available at Random Arts, in Saluda, NC, where I attended the deMeng assemblage workshop. It's my new favorite coolest altering tool. Yes, it is paper, but I say tool because it stands up to nearly every finish imaginable, from crackle paint to layers of washes; it can be grunged, painted, sprayed, torn, stamped, embellished, used as a stencil, well, you get the idea. On day one of the workshop I found it was just the solution for the book I started; I needed to disguise the holes in the foam board we layered to create a cavernous niche. One of many challenges. I stained, stamped and ripped Wholey Paper and layered along with Mica - also way cool. My book project is far from finished - I haven't touched the left side - or the cover - but I can't wait to get started. I did stock up on Wholey Paper while in Saluda so I'll have plenty to play with.