Protect your work surface

Protective brown paper
Now that I’m in love with rolls of brown wrapping paper I want it everywhere. I’ve rolled some out on my work surface. This paper has been protecting the desk from getting dirty with acrylic paint while I was painting.

Actually I think it is extremely pretty. Call me crazy, I don’t care… If you get it you get it. If you visit my blog regularly I think you can understand.

I think this is my favorite background paper ever, and I didn’t even create it on purpose… Isn’t that cool? It feels spring like. And Happy. I don’t know what to do with it yet, but I could even frame it, but probably won’t. Maybe I’ll cut it up and use it as collage papers and backgrounds. But for now, lets just look at its colours.


Protective brown paper
Protective brown paper
Protective brown paper
Protective brown paper

16 Responses

  1. I do the same thing, love that brown kraft, then save it and rip it up to make new collage backgrounds! Love all your pinks!!!

  2. I have fallen in love with painting on brown paper because of your posts! Thank you.

  3. I use brown paper on my work table, too. when the last piece was sufficiently colorful I turned it over and made a mess on the other side over a couple of months. Then I cut it into 8.5 x 11 sheets and bound it into a journal. It’s such fun to write or draw on.

  4. hanna, i love it! i use newspaper on my desk. i save it and make journal covers out of it or journal pages (after backing it with masking tape) if you go to my etsy shop ( and look at the two 8″ x 10″ journals, their covers are made with that newspaper. anyway, love the paper, can’t wait to see what you do with it!


  5. I love these!
    I also save the papers under what I work on.
    I currently have some gessoed brown craft paper someone had used to map out a mural and I rescued it from the recycle!
    My niece was herre last week and just yesterday I found the coolest ever drawing of a whooping crane from where she had practised for her dads fathers day card. She’s 10 years old. How cool is that?!? Saving it for sure…

  6. Gorgeous ! You could scan it in and use it again, printed out. I always think I am going to do that, but I never do. I like using my treasures up too – makes room for more to grow.
    Have fun with it, Hanna !

  7. Hee hee. I LOVE the brown kraft paper too! I use it personally on my own workspace, and we go through rolls of it in our make and take studio. They always become little works of art themselves!

  8. yes yes YES!!!
    Love it! I totally ‘get’ this :-)
    Random pieces like this are ones I often love the most. One of my work surfaces is covered with packing paper too. It doesn’t look this cool yet though :)

  9. think this looks refreshing and creative in itself!
    I also love experimenting and doodling on something on my work surface when I’m doing some creating and this is a lovely lovely idea!

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