*Create a paper masterpiece each time you wrap a gift.
BY JOHN BOAK
As a child, one day I realized that I could wrap with any kind of paper, and
I was thus liberated into wrap art. It was collage in the service of transient
delight, with no greater agenda than to make random materials dance and
sing briefly before the eyes and eager hands of a gift’s recipient. All of these
wraps rely on recycled and repurposed materials, such as shopping bags,
office supplies, and crafting scraps, along with a heightened sense of play.
I started with a Chinese
newspaper I picked up
while getting takeout
the night before. Then
I added a band of image
paper from a software
flyer and made a ribbon
of folded gold-foil paper.
This was a baby present, so I added 2 items
that might persist in his
room: a toy dinosaur
and a personalized twig.
I glued them on lightly,
with a red square placed
diamond-wise to feature
t «he green dinosaur.