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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Paper Casting


On the group Fiberartfriends, we are experimenting with paper and fabric, some of the other girls have been doing some paper casting, so I dug out my water soluble paper, I bought a sheet while on a Maggie Gray course at least 5 years ago , and I don't think its been out of the bag since, I even found a small piece stamped with glass paint that was done that weekend, oops
I placed the paper over a wooden Indian stamp,and gently dabbed it with a damp paintbrush, while it was on the stamp drying I decided to spray it with my Moonglow spray, and went off to do something else, had visions of going back in the room to see it disintegrated, but I was lucky, it was still there, I rubbed it over with Black Rub n Buff, and then Goldfinger, looks nice and aged.
This picture shows a scan of the paper, and the parts that look raised are actually indentations, so it is the ridges that are raised.

9 comments:

Purple Missus said...

Ooh yes, now this is my sort of thing. I haven't tried this technique before. How strong is the paper on its own? Would it need to be backed with something if you were going to use it to make a vessel or wall hanging? I can see you doing things with this one Carol.

Sue B said...

Very cool Carol. It looks like it was found at an archeological dig. Very cool.

StegArt said...

Very nice Carol! I think those moonglow sprays are calling my name.

Kim said...

Very nice. I wonder, also, how hardy it is.

Dianne said...

Oww I love this it looks so ancient, I really want to learn to paper cast
http://intotheblystic.blogspot.com/ Ellis does some amazing work with paper casting I love Ellis work..
Have a peek when you have time..

Carol said...

This is lovely and I too have a piece of Maggie Grey's paper lurking, I must have a go!

Micki said...

Wonderful, Carol. I just may have to look into getting a wood block or two to try casting on. :)

feltedfibers said...

Not sure who is getting the most enjoyment out of your blog, you experimenting or us enjoying looking and drooling!!
Carry on my friend this is gorgeous.

MargaretR said...

I have some of that paper somewhere too Carol, I would have imagined it dissolving when you added the water too. I will have to have a go. It looks lovely. that moonglow is calling my name too! Is it sold locally?
Mags