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Mindy Trost | CartaBooks

Paper Mosaic 2


Handmade paste papers wrapped around pieces of binder’s board


  • 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches, unframed – $65

I make paste papers and use them to enhance the colors and visual textures of my handmade books and boxes. Trying to use my usual bookbinding materials in a new way opens up my mind to adventuresome avenues of creativity.

To create this one-of-a-kind mosaic I individually wrapped a variety of my handmade paste papers around bits of binder’s board that I cut by hand. Then I mounted each bit on the base, also binder’s board, which I painted with acrylic paint. Signed and dated on the back. Easel not included.

This mosaic is made of shades of oranges, yellows and gold tones with a single accent of green. Hang it on a wall with 3M Command (brand) hanging strips or lean it on an easel or a shelf.

(Did you know? Binder’s board is the acid-free hard cover material I use to create many of my handmade books and boxes.)

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