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Hi, I’m Monica, and I have a soft spot for beautiful handmade and decorative papers. I combine my love of pattern, texture and nature with gorgeous papers, all kinds of ephemera, my own drawings and photographs, and a variety of organic materials to create pencil cups, bookmarks and paper bowls. All of that paper started flying around my studio, so paperweights were a natural development. I hand draw the illustrations on the stones in waterproof acrylic ink with an old-fashioned dipping pen. The stones are gathered from the beaches of eastern Long Island, New York.

A little background...
I live in New York City and own a decorative painting company, so when I’m not making pretty things, I spend most of my time faux finishing, gilding, painting murals and running up and down ladders. I’m also a photographer, shooting with toy cameras and printing in a traditional darkroom…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 24
  • Joined February 18, 2009

Favorite materials

handmade papers, old books, old stamps, beach stones, feathers, metal leaf and pressed plants

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Decoupage pencil cups, paper bowls and...

About

Hi, I’m Monica, and I have a soft spot for beautiful handmade and decorative papers. I combine my love of pattern, texture and nature with gorgeous papers, all kinds of ephemera, my own drawings and photographs, and a variety of organic materials to create pencil cups, bookmarks and paper bowls. All of that paper started flying around my studio, so paperweights were a natural development. I hand draw the illustrations on the stones in waterproof acrylic ink with an old-fashioned dipping pen. The stones are gathered from the beaches of eastern Long Island, New York.

A little background...
I live in New York City and own a decorative painting company, so when I’m not making pretty things, I spend most of my time faux finishing, gilding, painting murals and running up and down ladders. I’m also a photographer, shooting with toy cameras and printing in a traditional darkroom.

I come from a family of artists on my father’s side and am a fourth generation decorative painter, so I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a little kid. It’s all art, all the time! A great life.

Thank you for stopping by!
Monica

Please check out my blog, where I talk about my big three: paper craft, photography and decorative painting:
http://ThisHandcraftedLife.wordpress.com

If you're interested in seeing my decorative painting work, my website is here:
www.woerthstreetstudio .com.

My photography is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/monica212/

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