Saturday, May 8, 2010

run out of paper?

re·cy·cle
1. To put or pass through a cycle again, as for further treatment.
2. To start a different cycle in.
3.
a. To extract useful materials from (garbage or waste).
b. To extract and reuse (useful substances found in waste).
4.
a. To use again, especially to reprocess: recycle aluminum cans; recycle old jokes.
b. To recondition and adapt to a new use or function: recycling old warehouses as condominiums.
re·cycla·ble adj. & n.
re·cycler n.

Well, I did just that! Scavenged into the recycle bin, refrained from trashing used hemp string, etc. and here it is: "waste revival"! A Hedi Kyle inspired blizzard fold book with nesting newsprint lined magazine pages, sewn and pleated for achieving the desired fullness and stiffness effect! A box constructed from newsprint was made to hold the book. I got so involved and enamored with this project, I kept experimenting with different box structures, used a stack of almost trashed papers and ended up with a whole lot of boxes I love!

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I love material like this, and I love artist books. A great combination. I just used brown paper bags as the substrate for my most recent collages. I love that paper!

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  2. apart from loving folded books the recycled materials are a real bonus to this form. i especially like the frayed hemp string.

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  3. I would call this upcycled! amazing art book!

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