Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My First Handmade Calligraphy Paper

I used one of Sheryl Jaffe's handmade mould and deckle sets to create tradittional calligraphy paper from Kozo and Ping Tang hand beaten fibers. The mould measures 27 inches horizontally which makes it suitable for writing text or mantras.

I was very happy with the results. In the next batch I will add gold flecks and sacred substances for calligraphy paper.

I also experimented with some decorative elements by adding dark iris fibers.

Here's the final result of our five foot scroll made using the floating Nepalese mould. Many Thanks to Sheryl Jaffe for introducing this marvelous low-tech method to us. Next I will be testing the ink absorption qualities. We did not size these pieces.

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