Hi everyone! It’s Holly posting today. I’m sneaking in a surprise post this weekend, and I created this paper weaving background to share with you. There is a special Yahoo group called Oriental Stamp Art, and the technique challenge for September 2016 is weaving. We can do any kind of weaving, so I chose to weave some strips of washi paper with some strips of brushed gold cardstock. I wanted to be able to see most of the beautiful washi paper so I only used five little strips of gold cardstock in a very loose weave. The kanji sentiment, found on this sheet from Art Neko, was stamped with Versamark onto black cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder.
The Oriental Stamp Art group is very active with lots of swaps, mingles, contests, and artwork sharing. If you are interested in this group, you can join by checking it out here. Just click on the “Join” button and follow the directions. After you’ve been approved, you’ll be able to see all the artwork and join in by sharing your own Oriental artwork. If you’d like more information, OSA also has a blog here. Please feel free to check it out by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page. It is a wonderful resource for Asian culture and artwork and techniques.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!