Rock Paper

Rock Paper

The Sunday Paper #366

June 6, 2021

It takes me a long time to use up a batch of abaca pulp. I find that two pounds of dry fiber goes a long way! I beat my last batch for a private lesson a couple of weeks ago and ended up with enough leftover pulp to send the client some strained out pulp and make a bunch of these pleated sheets, and I mixed the rest into a batch of cotton rag to add strength. How do you use up leftover pulp?

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Nancy Cohen: Atlas of Impermanence, is on view in the Main Gallery at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey through June 13th. The exhibition features large-scale drawings that resemble tapestries but are made from paper pulp and handmade paper.

This week in The Paper Studio (my free Facebook group where we share what we’re working on every Friday) I found out about a cool project by Paula Beardell Krieg (listen to our interview on Paper Talk). Paula’s blog is filled with tutorials and lovely stories about her journey with paper, math and art. She shared that she designed and is selling a set of coloring cards to benefit her local Lunch, Learn & Play program, a free summer offering that provides children a place to eat, learn, and play. Click through to read all about this amazing program, Paula’s explorations and discoveries, and find the link to purchase a set of these cards.

This is intriguing… a paper made from rock?! Rabbit hole warning. You’ll find tons of fascinating information about this product including tidbits like this: Rock Paper gives the artist/crafter an opportunity to create in alternative ways because of its proprietary binder which gives it waterproof properties, durability and the ability to stretch.

 

I always enjoy watching Trish Witkowski’s Super Cool Fold of the Week. Check out what she featured recently, an asymmetrical accordion with dimensional pop-outs that was designed 30 years ago.

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Paper Tidbits:

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In the Studio:

This week I’ll begin recording the instructional videos for my upcoming Paper + Light online class that begins on June 21st (the solstice). Do you love the glow of light filtering through paper? Crave the inspiration you get from the act of making? Have a desire to connect with others who share these same goals? Join me in creating a series of luminous objects that will intrigue your eyes and illuminate your spirit.

 

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Featured this week in my Studio shop:

Collage Packs, The Papermaker’s Companion, Paper + Light Online Class, Playing With Pop-Ups

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