July 02, 2006

Back To Square One...

Well, phooey! Opened a new shipment of rice paper, thinking it the same as I had before but apparently the other was sized and this isn't. And boy! Does it make a difference! I think it's not only the sizing, but just the fact that all rice paper is not created equal. I'm using the very same sumi-e ink but it's not reacting the same at all ... even on remnants of the original paper. All that wonderfulness I was delighted to discover is nowhere to be found.

Well... I will have to use the paper in some other fashion, start from scratch and make new discoveries to replace the ones that went :::poof::: in the night. I'm knee deep in rice paper in the studio... not in the mood to order more at this point. 'Waste not, want not,' I keep hearing my grandmother whispering in my ear. Rats!

3 comments:

Omega said...

Is it possible to put on a layer of sizing, or some other base coat yourself?

KJ said...

No doubt, that will become part of the process. The mind is churning with possibilities, which will actually open new doors, by golly!

Ed Maskevich said...

I work on paper a lot though nothing as delicate as rice paper. I hope you put up a posting of how you handle this.