What Helen really loves about working with paper is that you start off with a flat piece, and you can do anything you want with it. The sky is the limit, it’s just down to your creativity. It’s infinite the different things that you can do with a sheet of paper.
The key things that she looks for when selecting paper to work with, is number one, colour. That’s really important to Helen. Liking smooth paper for certain things, and texture is also really good for painting onto the paper. Sometimes needing thicker paper that will be the base of a piece of work, and then a thinner, lighter weight paper to do something that has a lot of detail. It might be some folding, scoring or curling. She also like to do a lot of stencilling, so she's looking for paper that is quite robust to take the paint, but also easy for her to cut out as well.