WreckThisJournal XV

The bends, valleys, and many newly formed faces that become the structure of a crumpled piece of paper. Incredibly difficult to replicate. Impossible to document even as a drawing or singular photograph. I love them, crumpled sheets of paper. I’ve made whole piles of crumpled paper balls, filled birdcages with them, and attempted to cast them in Bronze, just in order to further admire them.

There are a great many things crumpling paper can provide, one is an unusual canvas to experiment with. It is a two dimensional surface becomes a three dimensional structure which can be altered and then returned to its two dimensional state. I had to play with this! I sprayed the paper with distress stains from a number of angles, once dry I coated the entire page in a thin layer of silver craft paint. I am really pleased with the results. It creates a tie-dye metal foil effect. Experiment success!

Not to mention the deep satisfaction, it is almost therapeutic like breaking pottery or popping bubble wrap to, one sheet of paper at a time… ~

Tear Out & Crumple

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*Materials used: Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Ink Spray & Martha Stewart CRAFTS Pearl/Metallic Paint


WreckThisJournal XIII

Memorial Day has come and passed. I don’t remember a life before, or without, military influence. Father, step-father, uncles, grandfather’s, cousins… if they aren’t military they married military. Marine Corps pilots, the Airforce, it is all there… and even though, somehow I never learned to make a paper airplane! It actually boggles my mind, now that I’m thinking about it. Surely at some point someone had to at least have shown me. Even if they did, it obviously didn’t make much of an impression on my young mind. I had already seen and flown in planes and helicopters. Paper airplanes aren’t that impressive when compared to the real thing. But I still feel like I missed out on something. So I tried to fold this airplane, but I won’t lie, I had my significant other fold it for me, it only took him all of a minute. Then I flew it… yeah it went about a foot and instantly began its decent into a crash landing about three feet away. Now I know why this is a contest! Crafting paper airplanes that fly the distance is no easy task. I can’t say when the next time will be, that I ~

Make a Paper Airplane

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