15 February 2011

Seed Balls!

I've started making seeds balls with pulp left over at the end of the day. The idea is that you can throw them around the yard, and when they get wet, they swell and allow the seeds to sprout. I got some great wildflower seeds from TheLittleRagamuffin that are organic, heirloom and processed by hand on a small farm. I'm going to sell them by the ounce at craft fairs, with a scoop like the bulk section at the grocery.

10 February 2011

Custom Papercut

I recently created this Love Bunny papercut from my various coloured handmade papers. Sheets which have small imperfections making them unsellable are cut up for projects like this. 

Anyway, Laura on Etsy contacted me and wanted me to create a similar illustration to celebrate the recent engagement of a friend. Voila!
Notice the detail on the text and the birds holding the banner. I'm a real sucker for birds holding banners. 

The original is still for sale on my Etsy!
along with some other cute stuff!

05 February 2011

New Coloured Papers!

I just bought myself a new set of aqueous dispersed pigments from Carriage House, and have been experimenting with various coloured pulps. I'm particularly happy with this deep teal paper.

I've been trying for a week to make a nice bright red paper, but since the paper always dries a bit lighter, my sheets keep turning out pink.

As always, these papers are available for purchase from my Etsy!