Kneaded Magazine Paper Collage Cards
Looking though a stack of books this week, I remembered how much I like The Found Object in Textile Art by Cas Holmes. As I paged through it, I re-read the section entitled Momigami – the art of kneaded paper. This technique is SO much fun! There are many ways to create kneaded paper and very few supplies required. BONUS!
After looking through a few old magazines and pulling out lots of colorful pages to use for Momigami. I coated them with a diluted mixture of Liquitex Professional Gloss Medium and Varnish. I coated both sides of each page and allowed everything to dry.
Next, I carefully scrunched a page. The coated page was quite squeaky when I began scrunching. The more I scrunched and kneaded the paper, the smaller and softer it became. It's always a surprise to see the transformation of the paper as it shrinks in size during the kneading process.
After ironing the Momigami pages, cutting pieces of Colorful Card Stock for my backgrounds and collecting a few ideas, I began creating flowers, leaves and vases (and even a cat!).
Aleene's Tacky Glue is my “go to” paper glue and it worked very well with these textured papers. After gluing all the pieces in place on colored 3.75″ x 5″ Card Stock, I added sketchy lines and borders with a Black Gelly Roll Pen. I really like Simply Solid Note Cards as the perfect frame for these fun and colorful creations. I found 1/4″ Scor Tape very helpful in attaching the artwork to the card base. (TIP: I always use a Teflon Bone Folder to burnish the tape before removing the paper backing.)
As you can see by the images below, I got carried away restocking my supply of notecards! Click the images to take a closer look at the details.
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