Friday, March 9, 2012

Stash-Busting Giveaway!

Spring arrives, I clean. Ruthlessly.

This Spring, it's my huge stash of papers I've been creating and hoarding jealously for years that are on the chopping block. While cleaning them out, weeding out the ones I truly believe I'll never touch again, I found a lot of gems. But the fact is that I just can't keep everything- I'll never use all of it! So I'm giving some of it away.

What You'll Get

~ One packet containing some seriously cool, funky and occasionally downright oddly painted, stained, dyed, stamped, screen printed, and sketched-into collage paper schwag. Ten sheets, to be exact. Some are larger than others, but the smallest of them is around 8" x 10. They range from deli paper weight to 140# water color paper. Some are strange. Some are truly lovely. All of them have plenty of usable real estate.

~ The deep and abiding satisfaction of knowing that you've helped me out a lot by giving my beloved stash a good home where it will be appreciated and USED!  (Oh, yeah, and also you'll be doing me a big solid in the storage space department, too.)

How You Can Win

~ Comment and tell me how you'll fondle and adore and/or burn and recycle utilize these papers.  In a few days, I will randomly choose five names of readers who will get my stash foisted off onto them win!

Oh yeah... here's what you can do with all these cool and useful papers! Did I mention that they're cool? And useful?

("Mask", 9 1/2" x 12", paper, multi-purpose fabric, 
acrylic paint, stamping, reverse applique)

Happy stash-busting!

45 comments:

Von said...

I will totally use them all up to build some mini collages, and of course I would share a piece of art with you :)

Claudine Intner said...

I promise to love your papers if you are sure you can give them up.

Janelle said...

I am always looking for colorful papers to add to my mixed media art. I would love to have a little bit of your stash.

Anonymous said...

I am arriving at this place (of mixed media arts) from a long career in quilting. I am currently stash busting that past life, but would welcome some injections into my new one :)

Thanks for the opportunity, Meredith

Thelma said...

Definately for collages! How awesome it would be winning some of your artwork.

QuiltSwissy said...

Wow! I would love to make some post cards. I have some friends who need to hear from me and a mail person who needs work!!

glen

Michele Bilyeu said...

I make and donate small art quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative besides making things nonstop in my own life. I would both LOVE and use anything I might win..and be so happy, too to have some pieces of yours :)

Quilter Beth said...

I haven't used paper in my quilts before, but I'd love to give it a try. Your pieces are gorgeous. I'd be thrilled to win.

Marcia said...

I would love to win your papers. I would probably make mini-collages or use them in my art journaling.

Dotti said...

I just used my last home made greeting card and need to replenish my supply!

Linda Hazelden said...

I would love to win some of your papers. I want to do more small collages and post cards.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I will be happy to sleep with this new inspiration and continue a collage I am creating to donate for an auction to raise funds for our Midland Theater...a historical theater that allows an opportunity for children who might not be able to attend a live theater performance....a free ticket to sit in the green velvet seats!!! Blessings, mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Colleen Kole said...

I would love to add them simply to a piece of hand dyed fabric and then hand stitch with more hand dyed floss. That would be heaven.

Kathy said...

How many tons of paper do you have? I'm just starting to use papers in my work and a ready made selection of super cool stuff would make my collages over the top! If you have any to spare, I'd love to help you de-stash.

elle said...

Well, first I'd study them. Then I'd add some as tip ins for my altered books. Some I'd add to for Mixed media art, and some I'd display for further inspiration. Here's hoping, Judi!

Connie Rose said...

I can always use more papers for collage. Count me in!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I would love to win some of your papers! I would mix them up with some of the shapes in my soon to be published book and make mixed media art.

Juli said...

I have several wood box type things that would look great decopouged with your papers! My sewing/craft room doesn't have anything hanging on the walls either, so a wall collage of art would be fun too.

Lynda said...

Judi,

I'd incorporate them in some art journals and mini collages. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lynda

happyacres at wowway.com

Joy V said...

I would love to be one of the lucky recipients of your papers - I promise to take really good care of them and not be harsh and rip and tear into them....

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

I'd love some new materials! I would use them in some 2-d explorations I'm slowing working on.

Tee said...

I just started mixed media canvas and find that I'm background challenged :) YOU could fix that!

I'd also use your papers as backgrounds for the Carthage Humane Society cards that I fund-raise with

Thanks! I'm giddy with the possibilites.

Paula said...

Oh, what fun! New papers are so gorgeous and so full of possibities! journal covers for sure, specially wrapped gifites, and, of course, journal fodder!

sukey said...

oh,gosh i shouldn't but i must enter to win! having some of your art in my journal would be a treat indeed.

Deb Prewitt said...

How can I resist such awesomeness? Of course I'm in. I'll find some room for them somewhere.....

Judy Ferguson said...

Our small fiber arts group will be studying your stacked journaling this spring. We are getting more into mixed media.

Dolores said...

My daughter and I get together for craft night - sometimes with her friend and her son. I would love to share the papers with them as we create some collages.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Gina said...

I would love to have a Judi stash!

Betty Adele said...

I love your collage on this page of your blog & you have given me inspiration for a collage. I would love to win a stash of your discarded papers so that I can create a beautiful collage from them!

Fibra Artysta said...

I've been contemplating paper collages in my sketchbook - these would be a great way to start!

Jeannie said...

Judi, I promise to treat your paper with the respect they deserve if you draw my name. They will be fondled only in the nicest of ways and I promise that will not shove them in a drawer hidden from light. Thanks for always making me laugh and for your inspiring blog. Have a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

They would be warmly loved in with my stash!

Took said...

I would incorporate your generous giveaway papers into collage(s), ATCs, postcards...and possibly some could find itself on a plaster cloth creature sculpture. (I am a paper addict.)

julaine said...

i desperately need some beautiful inspiration...

Joanna Grant said...

Oooooo, I would hoard some of these for years, but i would also use some of them to be part of a series of small collages I am doing now to benefit a local charity.

Linda Branch Dunn said...

O what a great idea. I think I'll have a scrap buster party at my blog too. But your papers --- I would love to incorporate them into the collaged 3-D projects in my studio that await just the right papers to complete.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

This is a collage artist's dream giveaway! I would love to win these and use them in my mixed media work!!!

Janet said...

The papers would be used in collages and/or hand-made books. Love your exciting, colorful work.

KAM said...

My enjoyment in making collage designs would be enhanced with a collection of papers from another's stash. It would give a new perspective and color palette to the supplies from which I work to make my journal pages and cards and wall art. What a thrill to be surprised with a new group of creativity prompts! Here's hoping my name is a lucky one in this draw.
Kristin

Loralei said...

Oooh, delicious!! I'm just getting into encaustic mixed media work, and would love to give these papers a wax over- thanks for the giveaway!!

shawn said...

I love art journaling so I would definitely use some of them in that. Hope I win!

Deb H said...

I'm sure I would find them as inspiring as I do your Blog - they would also help with some of my collage efforts. Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing your awesome work with us!

Val said...

I am just beginning my collage journey. I have been knitting and quilting for years but now it is time to venture out into mixed media and see where it takes me. So many possibilites. I would LOVE to receive any of your cast-aways. Thanks for the opportunity but more importantly, thank you for sharing your inspiring work. I am very intrigued by your SJ process.

Stitchety Grub said...

I loved that there are others out there who love and stroke and adore their materials and papers too haha! :D Fantastic that you are sharing
Britt in Australia

lynda Howells said...

what would l do with this wonderful give-away of amazing papers? Well..l have just opened a new studio and workshops for children/adults and so l would use these papers to show my new students what you can do with paper, paint ect. i would use your amazinmg papers to inspire them to start creating their own. Then l would use them to show them what can be done. Use them in collage work, making mini paper quilts, to use as backgrounds for journal pages, use some to make beads and so on..in otherewise..non ending ideas.xxGood luck to all that enterxxlynda