Listeners, we have an awesome “Doing Stuff” episode for you this week! The Gals have been obsessed over a video of a man creating a flower from cutting rolled paper they found and posted in the Two Artsy Gals Facebook group a couple weeks ago. Katie couldn’t let this magical process go and vowed to learn how to do it… so The Gals did just that! And even though they did figure out how Indian Paper Art is done, it is still blowing their minds!
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As we mentioned in the episode, the instructors in the videos we found seem to be using something they call “silk paper”, we used tissue paper because they look to be very similar when viewing in the videos. When making our Indian Paper Art we discovered that regular tissue paper, while it does work okay for practice, doesn’t have the structural integrity or smooth texture of the silk paper. After a bit of research we were able to come up with what we think is the paper they are using. Here are some links to a couple of sources for this paper.
Gampi Paper Sources:
The book Indian Paper Art Learning Book by D.K. Rai is available on SCRIBD. You can get it for free if you sign up for a trial account.
This is the video that started our obsession with Indian Paper Art:
And here are some of the instruction videos The Gals used when they were trying to figure this out.
There are so many more videos available on Youtube! Go look!
And here are a couple pictures of the items The Gals were able to make while recording.
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Next week The Gals will be back with their tips about sewing with knits, which is in prep for an upcycling challenge they will be doing next month… make some cool shit, yo!