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Silk Paper Making
« on: May 12, 2011, 02:12:42 PM »
A 'paper' of sorts can be created by bonding silk fibres with a medium such as CMC.  The fibres can be used in there natural state or they can be dyed using Acid dyes.  Acid dyes (don't worry the 'acid' refers to the vinegar or ammonium sulphate used to fix the dye) produce the most vibrant colours on silk fibre.  



These silk hankies have been hand-dyed using Acid dyes.  The pretty, frilly hem of the hanky can be very effective when made into a paper using the technique described on this blog page: http://blog.georgeweil.com/2011/03/3-ways-to-make-silk-paper.html

The technique is so simple and great fun, and can be applied to strips of paper, cotton fibres, threads, and skeleton leaves.  Using the CMC paste creates a soft paper which is receptive to stitch.  Over stitching the silk paper makes a strong and attractive fabric which can be used for making handbags, bookmarks, wall hangings and vessels.  Use the acrylic based Silk paper medium to create a harder, more robust paper, or sculped the fibres to make beads and other objects

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 05:17:39 PM »
Wow...those colours are stunning!!.. ;D

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 11:29:48 PM »
I'd never heard of silk paper before, thank you for posting

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 12:31:42 AM »
I've made some in the past using silk caps and PVA too, great fun!

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 09:59:57 PM »
Wow, that looks good. The George Weil Group is where I got my paper making deckles and molds from. Thank you! They are great. Go take a look at my photo story to see what I did with them  ;D

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 10:48:41 PM »
*is a bit stunned by all that colour*

I am liking the sound of silk paper  ;D

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 05:09:19 AM »
Looks beautiful

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 08:28:52 PM »
It's surprisingly strong too! :)

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Re: Silk Paper Making
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 07:17:51 AM »
*is a bit stunned by all that colour*

I am liking the sound of silk paper  ;D

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