i have this thing with …reflections

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self portrait reflection

i absolutely love seeing and taking photos of various reflections, especially when they’re really layered and almost look like multiple exposures. again – is this the collage artist in me, drawn to inexplicably layered visuals? no two photos are going to be the same and everyone has their own unique viewpoint. i guess that could be said of all photography though.
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polly collage & pattern | new work

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polly collage by laura redburn

polly notebook by laura redburn

i shared this collage a while ago on instagram, and kept forgetting to share it here too. it was one of those that came together really quickly and naturally. which are my favourite kind of collage to make to be honest. i rely on instinct a lot, so when it just tells me what to do without really conciously doing so, it’s always a good thing in my eyes.
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make your own custom washi tape

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custom washi tape from wovenlabelhk

close up of scissor print washi tape
one of my dreams for quite some time has been to have some custom washi tape made with one (or more) of my designs on. washi tape has been a big thing in the UK now (originating in japan) and pretty much since it became a thing here it’s been something i’ve wanted to do.

so, when wovenlabel contacted me to do just this you can bet i was excited! i had recently made my bisect collages and knew those scissors would be just perfect on something like this! the process is easy, just choose your required width and amount of rolls, then you upload your design – they provide a template for your required width. this bit was super quick and easy, and providing your design is quite simple, it shouldn’t take too long to arrange on the template as they just need a short length that they repeat for 10m.
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