Monday, August 30, 2010

Paper Making

http://www.threecreativestudios.com/ had paper making as the technique of the month, so I tried it. I shredded the mail that you can't just recycle for safety reasons, so the paper has a slight gray cast from the ink. It was a sunny day and pleasant to be outside. Paper making is messy.
This one has dyed petals and large glitter.I embedded feathers here.
More glitter in two sizes.Dried leaves and petals.
Tissue paper embedded. To make things stay on the paper you have to put some pulp over them and make them part of the paper. The tissue is mottled, because it is from one of our sun painting session where we put tissue over the wet fabric.
So all the paper seemed colorless to me. How to add color without having the paper fall apart.I used a multicolor ink pad and swiped it across the surface. It inks the high spots. I like this one.
I learned that you can lean too hard. The black is too heavy and will take a bit to dry. The blue is better. I did use a paper towel to try to wipe some off, but then the paper bits can come too. Everything is a learning experience!

4 comments:

Vic said...

I love the experimental quality of your work with paper. What a great idea to use the paper that ought to be shredded.

Marty S said...

I'm always amazed at the variety of projects you do. This looks like lots of fun.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Sue Bleiweiss said...

you got great results Sandy.

Raphaela said...

Lovely papers