Handmade Paper Scroll
Handmade Scroll
Fifteen foot Cotton Rag Paper Scroll with aged oak and Cotton String. No Glue Necessary!
As an artist, and a developer, you have to find a way to fit within certain parameters and make things work.

I have high standards  and set them that way so I can make quality products. I started on this piece with instructions to make a scroll that was a certain length, the parameters on how were up to us. While the students I was in the class with followed  the teachers advice to glue their sheets end-to-end, I was not satisfied with the quality that produced. I Started by making the paper and as I made each sheet while it was still wet, i laid it end to end on a 15' sheet of felt and canvas. across several tables. Once I had them laid down, I turned boards and tables and bricks on top of the top layers of more felt and canvas, this compressed and cured the cotton rag paper into one continuous, seamless piece. 

My next step in the project was the scrolls, and as an art student I found some broken chairs in the wood burning pile near the ceramics lab. The rail backs were perfect, with chipped white paint and the old worn oak, I was able to put them to use. I waxed them up with beeswax,  broke out the ole' Dremel tool and cut a line the height of the paper about a quarter inch deep down the rails. I then waxed the string and used it to secure the paper with a flat head pressing the string into a crews int he paper down into the groove int he rails. 

My parameters were to use as little "gluing" as possible and I am very happy with the result. 
Handmade Paper Scroll
3
268
0
Published:

Handmade Paper Scroll

Handmade paper scroll
3
268
0
Published:

Creative Fields