Sunday, March 29, 2015

What did I learn today?

  • If you paint paper on one side only, it will curl. The curling, however, doesn't change the folding. That said, paper painted only on one side feels more like naked paper rather than a cross between paper and fabric.
  • I'm starting to learn where to paint to create the look I want on the folded crane.
Look at the curl on some of the papers:

The cranes still folded.

These cranes were the ones that confirmed where to paint if I wanted the head and tail a separate color, where to paint so the back was solid, and where to paint to tip the wings a certain color.

And now the flock numbers 48.

I'm glad making my own paper occurred to me before I spent that $60.00. I've decided I'm not going to use any of the cranes from the other paper.

The dark blue tub of paint is empty. My big decision today is whether to finish off the other tubs or move onto another type of paint. I think I'm going to go ahead and use the rest of this paint up since there's still 950+ cranes to go.

Hope you're having a great day.

R., I'm going to keep making cranes for a bit and keep working on the process. Do you think you like them well enough to pick the ones you want in a bit?

Talk to you soon.


Saturday, March 28, 2015


  • If you sit outside on the lanai, your papers and sand will blow around you. (Along with an occasional palm leaf.)
  • Some of the paper you like the least will make some of the most interesting cranes.
  • Some of the prettiest paper makes some of the least interesting cranes.
  • It should be against the law to have this much fun.

Paper for today's additions to the flock:

Today's additions:

Yesterday's additions to the flock:

The paint is from this kit:

One of the people at work was tossing it. It's about $15.00 at Walmart.

I used tubs 1, 14, 16, and 18.