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couple of ideas with paper making....

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Bunki Kramer (
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 22:07:44 -0700

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Hi, Ann Marie.....

A few projects I've done with paper making in the past.
1. covering a mask with a thin film of sprayed water, cover with syran wrap,
lay paper pulp over mask and flat areas around mask, adding flowers,
colored threads/cords, feathers, etc. within the pulp and adding
watercoloring after drying. Beautiful mask reliefs. You can also
build up features while the pulp is wet.

2. Using cardboard tubes and/or large areas of wire mesh bundled up into random
rolls, cover with syran wrap, cover with pulp and let dry. Great random
"rolls" to create reliefs.

3. Dipping wire (that has been designed into a sculpture on a wooden block)
wet pulp for a random "dripped" design that can be watercolored later.

4. Using an upside bowl covered in syran wrap. Apply paper pulp to outside of
bowl adding leaves and pine needles to design pressed into wet pulp.

5. Laying out thread/cord like a "warp" for weaving. Apply wet pulp over the
threads like a weft leaving space between each weft of wet pulp. Will
dry and make a lovely open weaving to hang on wall.

Hope these ideas can get you thinkin'...Cya....................

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526

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