Experimenting with different
ways to embed
string into handmade papers
for my new series Monsters.
|Made paper purposely two-toned. White areas still have remnants of former life,|
(deconstructed letters and text can still be seen).
Baltimore has great water for
making paper and I don't have
to do much on that end.
Neutral pH level!
I have been separating the initial
salvaged papers in recycle
bins and playing around
with combining the really high end
papers with samples of
glossy, highly processed ones.
|Violet papers rest on handmade deckles and moulds.|
Overall, I love the quality of the papers.
However, as a printmaker
I have always used
China's Red Star Xuan papers
Japan's Kitakata (love it for book binding)
which makes me want to
really test the papers I have been
making. I have inquired about
working with a local chemist/scientist.