Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Silk Papermaking

I'm quite an amateur at it, but this week I'm doing my best to make silk paper. I've got directions for three or four different methods and I think I found the one I like best. Here are some results:

The piece above is made with silk roving and Angelina fibers.

This piece is made with ginkgo leaves. I actually planted the tree so that I could use its lovely leaves for my artwork.

This last piece is made with some dried rose petals from a bouquet my sons gave me last year.

The paper is not as uniform as I'd like, and it would be nice to have some color, so the next time I'll dye the silk first.

The next plan with this technique is to make silk paper fish and assorted sea life to apply to this piece:


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