Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to make handmade paper paintings

The painting is laid flat on the vacuum table.  Small cups of pigmented overbeaten abaca are set on top of the base painting ready to be applied to the surface.  These colors will become the "paint" for the painting.  I have gridded the surface so that I know approximately where to place the colors. Once applied, the overbeaten pulp will require 24 hours to dry, and that is with the assistance of a fan.

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