Friday, February 4, 2011

sticky business

I'm testing making objects out of paper pulping - it's great!
In a few weeks I'm doing a 2-day paper workshop for ceramique students at Nyckelviksskolan. One day of papier maché and one of paper pulping.
The process of preparing the pulp was easy; shred paper into a bowl, soak over night, simmer on the stove for 20 minutes, mix in a blender, stir in some PVA... ready. Ideas are piling up inside my head...

My copy of the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 7 finally arrived. It's a heavy, beautiful book filled with amazing, inspiring illustrations. There are sooo many talented people out there... Anyway, it's nice to see my own illustrations there on the page - they made it through the tough competition :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cecilia
    Beautiful ideas and work! Impressive.
    Have recently started playing with paper art and also with pulp. I am happy to see the photos you uploaded, mainly because your pulp looks exactly like mine,although I did not "cook" the mass at all.
    I am worried about the cracks that appear on the drying object, after laying the first layer. Can you advise me on that? Also, is it possible to smooth out the bumpy surface?
    Thanks for your attention