Sunday, July 30, 2017

More Paper from Nature

I started with a pot of dry Forsythia leaves, soaked them in water overnight, then added soda ash and cooked for 3 hours. After thorough rinsing, I had a soft glob for making paper pulp. It yielded one sheet. First photo is laying flat on my desk, then flipped over and held up to sunlight in second photo. The textured lines are the stems and veins of the leaves, but it really is mostly paper-thin!

5 comments:

Gene Black said...

I must say you are very creative with your choices of materials for making paper.This piece is fascinating.

kathyinozarks said...

I love this Barbara!!

Debra said...

These papers are really works of art all by themselves. I would be reluctant to put anything on them. But I'm anxious to see what you do with them.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I thought what Debra said. I think this is an interesting process!!
xx, Carol

Barb said...

Oh wow......I have missed so much!