Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Yabbers again

We had Yabbers today and started by showing off all the cards that were sent, here you can see both sides.

We then discussed and started work on our contribution for the upcoming Papermakers of Vic Exhibition. We decided to spell out Yabbers '08 vertically with the hemp paper we had made two months ago and the paste papers we made last month. Here are pictures of the front and back of the pages which will form our banner.

We then made some vege papyrus but instead of making straight papyrus we made it on paper. These pictures are of some that I'd made last week from zucchini, celery, bouganvillea, kiwi fruit and canned beetroot. The straight papyrus was made from canned beetroot.

These pictures were taken through the paper into the light.
Celery and bouganvillea


Beetroot on paper

Straight beetroot

I have some instructions on my website under vegetable laminates but these ones were done by cooking all the fruit and vegetables except the canned beetroot for 2 minutes on high in a microwave then placing them on freshly made hemp paper (could be any paper) then pressing them. Some I dried in my usual way of rolling onto fibro cement and the others by pressing between cotton cloths in my book press and changing the cloths daily.


Joanne B Kaar said...

I really like the vegetable papers.
How did you make them!? Any secrets you can share?

Papergail said...

Thanks Joanne,
I'll put the instructions in the blog

quirkyartist said...

Foul day in Sydney today. I needed a break from the computer so I made some postcards. Collaged them with the new Matisse Matt Gel Medium. They're being pressed as we speak.

ainesse said...


I just love that red on the paper from the beetroot!!!

I wonder how light - fast it is? Probably not very??