The dyed printer manual has really got me thinking about all the other redundant paper lurking in the house and office – future dying ideas………..
- All instruction manuals – speshly those ones relating to things long broken, gone or forgotten
- Phone directories; the Yellow Pages would be a fab base for warm-colored dyings
- Newspaper, magazines (but not the very glossy type – unless there’s time to give them a very thorough scrumpling to break the surface up)
- Old bills and receipts, tickets, shopping lists, that kinda stuff
- Paper bags
Added to previously explored and sucessfully played with……..
- Old envelopes
- Out of date manuals/instructions, insurance docs (they send me all this art paper every year!)
- Diary Pages – the calendar pages, the lists of international holiday dates and all the extra stuff that isn’t actual diary & the unused pages!
- Sheet Music
- Misprints from the computer – y’know when it fails to feed the paper and you get the top inch on one page and the rest on another. Both of these!
Any more for the list? Yeh……there must be! All suggestions welcomed 🙂
9 thoughts on “papery things”
that’s a gorgeous pile of papery things.
Old books (worthless or already damaged only, of course!) that were printed on terrible cheap paper? Although you might just end up with dyed crumbs.
Ah yes…………and I have boxes of old books in storage. Waiting for when I get my life sorted out (well…just a bit!)
lecture notes? old letters? parking tickets? poems written at midnight? No comment about getting our lives sorted out.
Ooh yes, yes and more yes! (Like to think that some life-sorting might occur in the process. But, hey, I am optimist!)
I like it!
Maps? – letters from old flames? – tired and overworked art? Oh, and I have a boxful of educational missives and administrative correspondence from my teaching days that I would be more than happy to mail to you…
John, you are a star! Luckily I was born to a family of hoarders, and there’s stacks of saved paper – from calendars to household bills, not to mention anything with more personal significance! I have masses of stuff in storage, but meanwhile I have my own (genetically inevitable) lifelong paperchain to color my way through! 🙂
Ah well – guess I’ll just save the postage and burn the whole box – maybe I can make some drawings from the ashes…:-)
it’s the cycle of life… there maybe imagery in the smoke too!