Category Archives: My paper

Mixing more pulp

After my paper-making last week I had a little pulp remaining and decided to de-freeze some banana fibre pulp I made last year and see how it would mix with the rest.  I also had a bit of recycled pale … Continue reading

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Off the grid

Yesterday.  At home.  Computer off.  Mobile phone out of sight.  Just my husband, my dog Jack and myself.  A rare day, determined to keep the world out. The sun was bright, a little windy but warm and I was in … Continue reading

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Paper-making with size

Size noun 1. any of various gelatinous or glutinous preparations made from glue, starch, etc., used for filling the pores of cloth, paper, etc., or as an adhesive ground for gold leaf on books. verb (used with object), sized, sizing. … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Final Stage

The final goal for this project has been to create some A4 sheets of handmade paper embellished/decorated/manipulated to a specific theme for inclusion in a collaborative project to be exhibited in March.  At this stage I am bound to keep … Continue reading

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The glory of oranges

I love my orange tree.  It’s the pride of my garden, closely followed by my mandarin and banana trees.  I’m not a great gardener but this tree rewards me every year, and I’ve just harvested kilos and kilos of gorgeous … Continue reading

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Paper casting

After my debacle with the mixer a few days ago I regrouped, put my brain in gear, and blended some of my pulp into a finer, more smooth paste.  Currently working with banana fibre and cardstock I’m making the components … Continue reading

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Oops, not paying attention!

Do you know how far the contents of a blender splatter when you’re not paying attention and don’t ensure the lid is on before flicking the switch? 3/4 of a blender of water mixed with 1/2 a cup of paper … Continue reading

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