Thanks to everyone who's made suggestions regarding paper! It's been a
very, very busy week (classes started yesterday) and I'm excited about
trying embossing, one way or another.
> stonehenge is cheaper than bfk and works as well
> if you dont care about acidity or archival qualities, then blotting paper
> works, pre damping the paper helps
> otherwise try making your own sheets of recycled paper from office waste,
> all you need is a blender, some fly screen and an emboridery hoop for the
> mould and lots of water
> oh and an old woolen blanket for couching and drying the sheets
Yes, I've done papermaking and paper casting (
http://www.art-rageous.net/PaperMakingCasting.html ) and will probably do
that with my Art 1 students second semester. I want to do "regular"
embossing (more of a printmaking process, I guess) with my advanced art kids
this fall. :-)