Printing materials: Papers

I have tried different papers for the wood cut printing. This first type is the most beautiful paper, Paprika, translated from a Vietnamese folk paper. It is made of crushed scallops shell, then mixed with ground powder (probably glutinous rice flour was cooked to become adherence). A spruce broom is made to brush on top of the paper surface, it helps to create natural stripes running along the sweeping path and the white spruce shell, with sparkling light scattering fragments, which can be added another color in the process of making the scallop. It comes in different colors: natural/ivory of the sea shell, magenta, orange and yellow. I love the shinning and reflective effect that the print sets on the paper, it gives the work a much more beautiful and glamour touch.

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