10 November 2010

Black Paper!

Making paper that is absolutely black is impossible with just pigments, so instead I got some black cotton fabric, cut it into bits, and put it in the beater. It took about two hours for it to get processed down to just threads, then about three more hours into a fine, even pulp. The sheets are drying now, I'll let you know how they turn out.

 The white cloudy stuff is sizing, which reduces feathering of wet media on the finished sheet. 

 Thin sheets on the mold looked like lace. 

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