Posts tagged with “making”

Including Cotton Lumen Strips into Recycled Paper

This time, I decided to see how it would go if you added cotton lumen strips and pieces to paper pulp and created paper from it. Since this paper is not de-inked or bleached it is good for the environment, so I suggest more people do these experiments to use up wastepaper and cardboard. So, after using the deckle and sponging the liquid out of it we are left with an interesting texture that could be used for artwork, in fact, if you check out my Saatchi Art in the description you can find really nice works made from these papers incorporated via collage.

Anyway, once it dries – the cotton doesn’t really fall off the paper, so I call it a successful experiment. If you’re here to find out how to do paper pulping, etc. I have a video soon coming so make sure to subscribe to not miss it out.



What does it mean to have a sustainable and climate-friendly practice? How do you stay or try and become carbon negative or neutral as an artist?

In my journey to help save the environment, I rework old wooden boards, cardboard and canvases with a canvas that would have gone out to the landfill. The recycled material comes from a printing company that was going to throw it away into a landfill.

I also create my own paper as you can see- it is made from everything that would be trashed in my home. Sometimes I incorporate plastic or other items into the paper; as I am trying to prevent removing plastic so I now use it in my practice more often.

It also gives you the chance to experiment with new materials, texture and other things that you would have never thought of if you only painted and did nothing else like myself.

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