Tuesday, June 3, 2014
I get a kick out of doing my own packaging. It's all from recycled cardboard and 1912 magazine pages. The paper is long past its use-by date, so it cracks and tears and makes for a great shabby look. The fragments of old poetry and ad copy often come together in unexected, funny ways. I have an old sea trunk full of ephemera destined for this use and for collages. Well, I see the little boxes as a great exercise in construction, but also as 3D collages.
Here's an order, wrapped and ready to package for the post.
There's an added satisfaction: this is entirely post-use recycling, not plastic, and won't end up in the carcass of an albatross or a fish's belly.
In the background is a sachet that I like to include as a lagniappe, filled with patchouli leaves, rose petals, red cedar shavings, lavender and balsam fir. It makes for a good, natural, sweet-smelling way to repel insects and scent your closet all at once.