There are many ways paper can be used in art: cut, folded, torn, glued, woven, painted.
Samples of Pantone Color Paper/Uncoated. Many years ago these (expensive) papers were essential in order to do mock-ups of proposed pieces of commercial art. At one point we had to cut into the walls of our old 1910 house to put in modern electrical lines; this resulted in exposing at least 10 layers of wallpaper. This was the border on the earliest layer of the bedroom – the walls underneath were fairly rough so they expected the walls to be wallpapered back in those days. Somehow I want to put these bluebirds and flowers into a painting.It’s funny how back in the days everything was made of paper and now they are made of plastic, and causing big problems. Anyway, an old paper bag with a sketch of escaping butterflies on it.
Notes on how to make paper. Hand-made paper used for a painting.Detail of a painting of Morocco : mixed media including sand, acrylic, pencil, rusted metal on Arches watercolour paper. Paper can be folded; this 2-ply paper burgundy on one side and cream on the other, was cut, folded and painted in stripes. Cut paper image of a guitar-playing skeleton for the ‘Dia de los Muertos’ in Mexico.I have explored working with ‘fragile’ papers such as this painted and dry-brushed toilet paper on the left below.