Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Silk Fusion

So, this is the result of my day learning a new craft.

It's hand made silk paper. Very Fun!

Yesterday, I spent the day with my friend Jodi, and we learned to do this together.

Jodi is an art therapist, and loves the creative process more than anyone else I know. This makes her a great person to be creative with- you can just feel her enthusiasm. Things have been tough for Jodi recently, and it was great to see her so happy while doing this!

Here are some action shots Jodi took of me layering the silk, and applying textile medium to bond it together.

It was a sunny, but surprisingly not humid day yesterday and the papers dried quickly. That was great because as you finished a new piece of paper the previous one was dried. That meant that we two first timers were able to see very quickly what we liked or disliked about any given piece and had the opportunity to progress quite a bit through just one afternoon.

I have several ideas about what to do with the finished sheets of "paper" but you will all have to wait to see what they are!


Lynne said...

What fun! At least it's another craft in the fiber family :) I cannot wait to see what you do with it now.

Joansie said...

Very interesting, Brian. I can't wait to see what you will make.

Crystal said...

nice colors. Brian, my daughter starts college in the fall to major in Art therapy. Iwould love to hook up with Jodi, for some insight for nikki.

Lil Knitter said...

That looks like a fun project with endless possibilities. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this.


Maureen said...

That is pretty cool! Never really thought about silk (or any other fiber) "paper"... can't wait to see what you make of it!

LDSVenus said...

My sister would love this, she makes her own paper to write on, so I know she would enjoy this as well. I'll hook her up with a link to your blog. :)