Jeff_Rudell, contributor | July 25th, 20137 comments
Many crafts rely on repetition of relatively simple operations to produce complex (or complex-looking) results. Knitting, crocheting, and quilting spring to mind. Working with paper is no different, of course, as card-making, wood-block printing, and gift-wrapping prove.
A simple blossom is pressed into service as both ink and printing plate. This fast and easy process gives new meaning to the term "botanical print" and is a wonderful way to capture the fleeting beauty of flowers.
Take a break from the straight and narrow and free yourself up to make some mistakes. Today, try setting aside your scissors and focus, instead, on torn paper, soft edges, and coloring outside the lines.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | January 25th, 201360 comments
When I was single, I used to hate Valentine's Day: the cloying emotion of store-bought cards, the exaltation of all things couple-oriented. Then I wised up and created my own tradition. Here is a Valentine for single people everywhere.
After all the presents have been wrapped, opened, and put away, bags and bags of tissue and wrapping paper end up in the recycling bins or, worse, the garbage. Here's a way to use all that stuff to make artful papier mache bowls!