Following on from the paper casting, I decided to have a go at the same thing using pulp. This is quite an easy process as it is basically the same as paper making. If you're curious have a look at the post I did last year on 27 July 2011.
So, it starts with lots of paper torn into small pieces. I tend to save up the scraps I have left over from making my jewellery pieces. Ideally you should leave the paper soaking in water for a couple of days, but I'm always too impatience so I tend to tear the paper and work on it by squeezing the paper by hand so it gets really soggy.
|Squeezing the paper by hand|
Eventually the paper will break down into a pulp. As you check it, you need to make the decision when to stop. When I make paper, I like some of the words from the book print to still show, but on this occasion I wanted all the print to be eradicated. To do this I had to transfer half into a container so I could get the pulp finer.
|Pulp with consistency of Whipped Cream|
to be continued