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The Final Projects for the Paper Lamination Class

The Final Projects for the Paper Lamination Class

I wasn’t able to finish the coursework for Ruth’s Paper Lamination Class within the class time, but have since completed the last two assignments.  We had a choice of several different options for the last two weeks.  I chose to use one of the lamination pieces on a pillow.  It was a piece of silk habatoi that I used a stencil with acrylic paint on a piece of copy paper.

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I made a couple of batts  with gray,  a little green and purple accents over a resist. Then wet felted.  Of course, I had to cut a side to get the resist out and the pillow stuffing in.  While it was drying, it was a nice square shape.  Now its a funky shape.  But that’s ok, the colors go perfectly in my bedroom.

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It seemed a little plain so I tried adding prefelt leaves, but I felt they overwhelmed the design.  I was very pleased with the texture and dimension of the flowers and decided not to do any stitching like I had on the bird project.

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So, I decided to  stitch around the silk using a cretan stitch. It was an exercise in patience and practice.  I used a silver sharpie to put a few dots in the center of the flowers as stamens.

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Here’s the back with a subtle marbled effect:

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Next I made a wall hanging.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the organza I painted.   I call it “paintbrush.”  In the closeups you can see the brush  strokes if you look hard.

 

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I also got some great dimension:

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Here is the back:

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Now it is hanging in my kitchen.  Yes, the wall is teal.

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I’m very pleased with both projects.

Thanks Ruth for offering the class.  I really enjoyed it.

 

Samples from the Nuno Paper Lamination Class

Samples from the Nuno Paper Lamination Class

I just finished Ruth Lane’s online class.  Since I am also papermaker, I was excited to combine the two passions and see the results.

It was a fun experiment using a variety of papers, dyes, paints and fabrics.  Some worked, some didn’t, but that’s how we learn.

This first one is a paper napkin from one of my Grandson’s birthday party earlier this year on organza.  Since I was experimenting, I used some batts with unknown fibers in two colors, blue and green.

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I decided not to further embellish it since the “characters” were nicely defined.  I suppose I could add some greenery and clouds.  But I wanted to show the results this far.

The next one is also “finished.”  I used a tree stencil on organza with unryu paper which is very fibery.  Again it is on a batt of unknown fiber.

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I embellished around the stencil with silver silk hankies.  It felted very nicely.

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Since these were experiments, I wasn’t concerned about perfect edges and left them organic.

Here’s a closeup of the center.  You can see how those fiber areas look like branches and connect the trees.

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I got great texture as you can see from this side view.

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The one project I completed was a stenciled bird pic.

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I used a couple of paper and fabric types with this stencil, but chose this one to finish even though the colors faded.  It was a dyed paper towel on cotton voile.  You can’t see it in the pics, but the bumps from the towel can be seen in spots. I used it on a merino batt.

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I forgot to cover the edges of the voile, so I used machine stitching to cover the edges.

I decided to hand stitch the rest. There is a lot of dimension in the paper, although it’s not too obvious in these pics.

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I wanted to keep it simple.  I used double rayon thread with threaded backstitches and some satin stitches to embellish it. The green is a variegated thread. I purposely just outlined because I wanted the birds to be the center of attention. Forgive my poor stitching. Here are some closeups.

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Now I have to decide whether to frame it or leave it organic.

Thanks Ruth!  It was a unique class. I need more practice. I’m still working on the final projects.

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