27 February 2013

Book du jour - "Flood flowers"

Metamorphosis of "flood" books (wetted, then shaped in the drying) into "flowers".

Some wet ones were stood in puddles of ink to see how much wicking takes place -
and more were made from tissue paper (they look a bit too much like a crumpled kleenex) -
The aim is to try out all the different papers I have on hand, just to see what happens when paper is wetted and then dried. The wet paper is weaker of course, but it is maleable in different ways than when dry. And once dry again, it is a different "creature" with a different memory than, say, a sheet of paper that's been kept rolled up for a while (those rolled papers never seem to lie flat again...)

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