Dang! I forgot to move this post from draft to publish. So here is day seven of I Love Art. You're probably tired of seeing me post about cardboard but it's the thing I'm heavily into right now. I've had some fun reformatting the binding for the upcoming workshops, Debris Journal, and I've been trying out some new techniques on this wonderful surface too.
I can't stop making these journals, and filling them up with the stuff that floats around the perimeter of this place. Here's how it started: I always use cardboard on my work table or under my spray painted projects out on the grass. Typically the scraps gets slathered in run-off paint - either acrylic as I paint substrates, or spray paint when I'm f;ailing stencils around. I could never part with the pieces because they just looked so cool so I began vutting them down and binding them together as a book. Each page had interesting marks and provided a wonderful start for additional paint or collage.
Everytime a break down a box to go into the recycling bin I end up hijacking some of it for the studio stash. Can't beat easy access to art-making supplies. These are fun to make and so addictive! I feel like I'm ready to take my cardboard to a new level, especially after seeing some of the cool dimensional or sculptural art made with corrugated cardboard.