Skip to main content

Handmade paper under a microscope

Part 1

When I began working with 
discarded paper products
I was getting a lot of
 unpredictable results.

In January, I began to record
my experiments and put my 
papermaking process
 under a microscope.  

My goal was to better understand 
the quality of the paper:
Strength, texture, 
color, durability, acidity.
It was a "given" that I wanted to save
paper products from the landfills.

I macerated paper fibers
and created pulp that I could 
sculpt into art.
from the pulp
stories emerge:

rough like life 
handmade papers from 100% post-consumer fibers

smooth like Hope
handmade paper from post-consumer fibers



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 363

Materials  1. Etching
2. Linocuts 3. Vintage maps 4. Pastels 5. Acrylic paints 6. Pencils 7. Vellums
Binding & Cover 1. Book boards .087 2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums 4. Linen thread
<

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 359

Materials 1. Handmade papers (made in Baltimore) 2. Linocuts 3. Mathematics sheets 4. Pastels 5. Acrylic paints 6. Pencils 7. Vellum
8. Vintage maps
Binding & Cover 1. Book boards .087 2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums 4. Linen thread

Walking through Clouds

I have been taking morning walks in tranquil Maryland meadows.  
There is nothing more grounding than walking through clouds.