The Sunday Paper #111, June 12, 2016
Sponsored Paper of the Week: Mottled Ogami from Paper Circle
To create these gorgeous, one-of-a-kind papers, Paper Circle’s mottled sheets are formed from the same pigmented abaca that is used in making Ogami. Once the abaca is beaten, pigmented, and drained, it is formed into weighed “balls” to ensure consistency of thickness.
Using a pour-over method in our large mould and deckle, Margaret Gustafan, Paper Circle’s main papermaker, has perfected her mottling technique. After she pours each color in, one right after the other, she has a short minute to work her magic with the swirling water before the pulp drains and sets.
The beauty of the paper is that it retains Ogami’s extraordinary archival, water-resistant super-strength, and color, designs upon which any artist can paint, print, sculpt, fold, draw, cut, sew, bind, etc! The colors and sheets are more gorgeous in person and are works of art in their own right.
To buy a sheet of these newly formed, limited quantity, 22″ x 28″ inch sheets, Paper Circle has purposely kept them out of their online store to offer them as an exclusive to Sunday Paper readers! Please email Barb the Director @ email@example.com, tell her you want a sheet (or three) and she will process your order. Each sheet is $15.99 (not including shipping and handling). You can ask for certain colors and the staff at Paper Circle will do their best to accommodate.
In the Studio:
We are also having a pigment fest in the studio, mixing 57 colors to make a spectrum in abaca. This is in preparation for a new artist’s book about color and light (you know, the rainbow).
I love this illustration by Thomas Allen, who creates pop-up book like cutouts using thrift store novels – and then photographs them.
Did you make gum wrapper chains as a kid? Check out this prom dress made entirely from gum wrappers. 17-year-old Lizzie Rasmuson made a vest for her date too!
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