Paper Making, Watermark & Pulp Painting

By Dan Chen, August 9, 2015

Pulp Painting & Paper Making

For pulp painting, first I laser cut out the shape with mylar, The negative space is where the paper pulp would get trapped.

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First wet the mylar and place it on the mold (screen side).

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Prepare the platform so we can lay the paper down later.

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You can add color to the cotton with retention agent.

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Here we lay 2 layers of paper on top of each other.DSC05694  DSC05706 DSC05713 DSC05715

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Using a brush, you can control amount of the pulp on the paper. The lines are cleaner with the method.

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Hydraulic press helps to squeeze out the water.

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Watermark

 

I laser cut the vinyl and transfer it onto the mesh screen.

Tip: Small thin lines or small areas works the best, or you might create big holes in your paper.DSC05748 DSC05758 DSC05759 DSC05760 DSC05761 DSC05880 DSC05884 DSC06786 DSC06787