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Re: [teacherartexchange] Handmade Paper with plant inclusions

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From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 01 2005 - 18:06:14 PDT


Iris leaves? Cattails? Or if you know someone with a pond you could see if
they have papyrus or umbrella plant. Both are popular water garden plants.
~Michal
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids

>I have been wondering- when I teach Egyptian Art to my 6th graders, we talk
>about papyrus being thin layers of papyrus layered and pounded together and
>we look at a sheet of it. I would like to take some plant (I don't have
>papyrus) with a similar stem and slice it thin, layer it and have the kids
>pound it and try to make a sheet of papyrus-like paper. Has anyone done
>anything like this? I suppose it would be a good learning investigation
>anyway, but I'd just like to know if you've tried it and what happened.

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