The Sunday Paper #128, October 9, 2016
Paper of the Week: Laminated Lace Paper
I love the look of lace paper, but don’t often use really thin papers with holes in it. For some reason, I can’t find an application (what do you do with thin lacey sheets)? But I love this look! These are sheets of lace paper that are laminated to a thicker base sheet with konnyaku (a Japanese adhesive). Thanks for the idea Washi Arts!
In the Studio:
There’s a new episode over on Paper Talk (my podcast series) featuring Amanda Degener. Not only is Amanda an artist and co-proprietor of Cave Paper in Minneapolis, but she’s also the co-founder of Hand Papermaking Magazine. Have a listen!
Imagine this: handmade paper postage stamps. Until the last few months of 1854 (during the time of the Austro-Hungarian empire at least) the paper was handmade, and the sheets were watermarked.
Rock on, Linda Benglis! In recent years, her signature works have a new element—handmade paper. And with her latest show at Cheim & Read in Chelsea, she uses the handmade paper to wrap around chicken wire and paints over the sandy texture of the paper with vibrant energetic colors.
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Hi Helen….is the konnyaku an adhesive? I used pva or wheat paste to laminate. I love laminating!
Also, it took about 4 hours for my Kozo to cook. Maybe it’s the valley vs mountains? Next is rinsing? Then put in plastic bags. Thanks!
Love Linda Benglis work