For this chapter I had to occupy with a series of hand made papers. I took for the paper pulp egg packaging in different colours.
The ripped egg cartons
Selected different colour
The crushed pulp
The first papers still wet
from a pulp with mix of all colours
I added contrasting bits of different effect yarns by putting them into the pulp when it is freshly made using the papermaking mesh to press these down into the freshly made paper.
Machinestiched pattern on water soluble fabrics and then layed these into the pulp
Different coloured pulp with bits off coloured mull and threads
The same as before
I added these embossed star after painting with oil paint sticks to a fresh made paper and added
another coloured pulp
Negative and positive paper. I cut a shape from a plastic piece and use this to dip into the pulp to make a sheet of paper. For the negative shape I cut a stencil from a sheet of plastic as a shaped deckle and hold it in place with a little pin and made a paper and than removed it and got the „F“ hole
The pictures shows the process of laminating and couching the threads with pulp
Laminated new fabric from different threads stitched on water soluble fabrics
Two different coloured pulp was laminated and I embossed a relief of a stamp
Three examples of embossed papers with linocut stamps
picture 9 and ten shows the fringing with a effect yarn between two layers of pulp
Layers of colours from several papers of a DINA5 mesh to get a larger handmade paper
Papers by fringing, laminating and several layers of colours
That‘s are all my papers. I used a metal grid to make the papers from the pulp.. I found it difficult getting the right consistency of pulp by using egg carton.The management with coloured tissue paper was less problematic , which I used together with carton. And if I repeat this I will blend it more to make a thinner pulp and thinner paper. The experiments with adding different scraps and threads to the paper once made
were a lot of fun . Alltogether it was a very messy experience but I am still pleased with the result.