Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Digitally Printed Amate Bark Paper Textures

In working with a new series of large size books (see post "A New Idea about Digitally Printed Alternative Surfaces" on my KathyAnne Art blog ) I created some bark paper with the amate bark process.  I used a pound of kozo fiber from Japan, boiled, simmered and cooled the fiber before pounding it into paper.  These pieces are details from a larger piece that is collaged from the prints created.

The bark paper is printed, layered with other prints.  When the paper was made, I left holes and spaces.  In order to keep this see through idea going throughout the collage, I used large pony type beads to separate the layers of paper and tied the beads inside with waxed linen thread.