*Pat Custer Denison's Paper Making Process:
Making Paper Pulp Paintings
"The process involved shredding old art previously done on good quality rag paper, shredded in a paper shredder. The shreds were soaked in water for several days then pulped in a very sturdy home blender. I used about 6 cups of water to a loose cup of soaked shredded paper. Some of the batches were sorted by color to make very rich tints.
The pulp was put on a mesh screen on a wooden frame. The colors and design were painted on (think painting with globs of a very cottage cheese like product.) The water was forced out by hand and a roller. I then further pressed the water out by running the sheet through my etching press.
This was all very very messy and labor intensive. The paper sheets had to be placed between felt and stacked to dry. The paper stacks were stacked and re-stacked to get them to continue drying. Before the sheets finally dry the paper is very fragile (like wet paper toweling.)" Pat Custer Denison