Sunday, August 26, 2007

I took this photo at Belton House,

The old ruin is a folly and was built in around 1750, there is a wonderful cascade of rapids behind it. I do like spooky places.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I made six sheets of 'silk' paper today.

Got out my cmc powder. It said on the packet, mix one or two tablespoons with a little water taken from one pint. Stir vigorously then add the rest.

Deep sigh. I think it must have meant the rest of the water. Thick stuff this paste.

Anyway, after I had beaten it to within an inch of it's life, sieved it to get all the lumps out, I had a nice batch of gloopy paste. Add some silk, viscose, bamboo and whatever else I had dyed recently and I have paper. I did three sheets using commercial dyed silk tops and three where I carefully threw any old thing on. Guess which I like best?

I do like a bit of texture. No idea what I will do with my sheets. But I like them. Ish.