Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Frozen banana

I need to make more banana paper for the covers of my thesis. But, we have had below freezing weather now for 5 (?) days, unusual for Alabama, and the banana plant in my backyard is totally deflated. Previously, in making the paper I have used the turgid, water filled stalks of the non-frozen incarnation. I may have to experiment with using the fiber of the crushed and frozen stalks, and see if I get a similar result. If anybody knows about this drop me a line:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I am trying to budget.

Expenses thus far on current book project:
rags for paper = 15.oo
cotton linters for paper = 16.00
4 screens for screen printing = 72.00 inc shipping (investment for future)
screen printing ink/transparent base + squeegee = 112.84 (how do i make my own screenprint ink!?)
polymer plates = 3 plates at 32.88 each = 106.64
mylar = 5.40
So at this point the total = 327.88