during morning coffee

Today I thought I was going to show you part two of what I started on Monday. It turns out that part two came about during a spur of the moment idea I had this morning—and it's not even the same piece. I've gone up in size quite a bit.

Materials - paper, Xacto, pencil, cutting mat, two wooden dowels (of the half-dozen I have around for who knows what reason), two push pins (fancy!).

during morning coffee

This sad bare wall is what our guests first see upon entering the house. Since moving back in, after the remodeling, I have yet to decide what to put there. I know for sure that I don't want a console/mirror combo (that chair is there just for scale). I guess paper will do for now.

Next time I tackle the wall it will be something a bit more 3D. Ideas already flowing...

during morning coffee

13 comments:

  1. Would I kill your mojo if I say "THIS. But FABRIC"?...

    It's just that, as soon as I saw it, I pictured myself hand printing a whimsical pattern in a piece this big of fabric, and then being able to have the cojones to cut it like this. Very thought provoking!

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  2. Thanks Monica!

    Not at all Maria! It's funny because I thought the same thing—maybe using heavy canvas for some added texture and weight.

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  3. WOW!You got inspired. I love the largeness of this and that little bit of orange. Thanks for posting :D

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  4. I really love this. I have a lot of blank walls & messy areas in my house that have been waiting for the "perfect" something to organize or brighten up the place. One thing I am trying to do this year is open myself up to the "good for right now" solution rather than waiting for the "absolutely perfect for forever" solution. This project is a great inspiration to me---so glad you shared!
    ~Christine H.

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  5. Maybe you've addressed this before, but how big is your cutting mat? Self-healing? Designed for quilting?

    I'm still using my 14x14 mat designed for scrapbooking (even though I don't scrapbook anymore) and there are lots of times when it's just not big enough.

    Love the hanging, by the way. Is the orange paper adhered behind somehow?

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  6. Marisa – I use a self-healing mat that is about 20 x 15 and it’s still not enough. I had to move it around on the floor behind the paper.

    The orange paper is simply taped on the back side. I didn’t want to use glue so that the white paper wouldn’t buckle.

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  7. I love "big" artwork. Makes such a nice impact. Where will this take you, I wonder?

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  8. Love this! You are clearly extremely talented. What a lovely blog too. So glad to have found you on Spoonflower! :)

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  9. this has taken my breath away.

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  10. I have not read your blog for a while... nowadays I am looking for inspiration specially to not be afrais and cut a huge piece of paper or tons od small ones to decorate a big wall in my home.

    Great inspiration... I have some questions though... what weight is the paper you use for this gorgeous art? How long do you think it will last in good condition? you know without wrinkling or whetever that happends to paper in time... Did you use double-sided-mounting-wall tape kind of thing to make it look off the wall a bit?

    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations?

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  11. Karla - My apologies for the late reply to your question. Somehow it slipped through the cracks.

    The paper I used for this was butcher paper (the simple one used for banners and such). It lasted much longer than expected. I took it down because I wanted something new.

    As far as hanging the piece... I just used two dowels—one through a folded over pocket at the top and the same for the bottom. The paper just naturally hangs a bit away from the wall because of the width of the dowels (which are about 1/2" in diameter).

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