Paper Making

Nicole and myself have decided to devote our day to paper making. Originally Nicole needed some hand made paper towards her catalogue she is making for her subject and I thought that it was a great opportunity to get some paper done for myself.

Unfortunately in the academy there aren’t any resources for paper making therefore Nicole went out and bought tools for us to make a mash from. Those were created from photo frames(wooden) and a material that was closest she was able to find to a mesh. We began hammering the mesh and wooden frames together and make them tight so the paper is stretched well.

It was a lot of work and thought process put into making these meshes a success and it definitely showed us how to be innovative with tools and create things from scratch when you’re desperate and that anything can be done if you put your mind to it.

We began cutting the pieces of paper and using catalogues found from the biennale.

The paper was coming out very thin at the start and the paper pulp wasn’t right. It took a lot of effort to make it right and I feel that this won’t be the last time we make paper here.

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