Experiment with Paper Burning Techniques


Find out how you can repurpose old collage papers by adding beautiful holes for a new artistic touch.

In this video, I share how to create unique organic holes in collage papers using simple tools like coffee stirrers, skewers, and incense sticks. No need to buy fancy equipment.

We will explore a variety of collage papers, how the different weights of paper respond to burning, and what tools to use for each. The holes add interest to your papers, while also providing a perfect layering element to your collages.

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Supplies Used

Wood coffee stirrers 
Wood burner 
Incense stick 
Wooden skewer 
Teabag collage papers 
Coffee filters 
Reject collage papers
Homemade watercolor paper 

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