Thursday, September 16, 2010

Papers

So I have been buying papers to test out ideas on and experiment with; went into Faulkiners paper shop in London for inspiration and came out with an aray of papers to take home and see whats what with. Here are some of them:


Mainly different parchment papers but a few nice Japanese tissues too! Cannot wait to get them to my studio and have some time to play!

Abigail

6 comments:

Carol said...

Don't you just love shopping for paper? One of my favourite things to do. My problem is that my paper storage - map drawers - is filled to bursting so I really shouldn't buy more. Obviously I need to make more books.

moreidlethoughts said...

Ooh! Falkiners! Panting and slobbering at the thought...
So far, I've just been messing about with scrappy bits; I'm beginning to want to begin...

Anna Mavromatis said...

So glad you posted this; your material purchase update revived the "idea" of this project in my mind...
thank you!

Abigail Thomas said...

I love paper shops Carol! I could stay in there all day if the shop assistants were not so moody; that's the only downfall of Falkiners in my experience! You'd have thought they would be happy surrounded in all that loveliness right?!
Glad we are all wanting to get started; I have some ideas, loose ones atm though really, need to get into the studio but so many other things are demanding my attention; soon soon!

Abigail Thomas said...

I have just discovered you can get inkject printable bookcloth!!!!!! OMG! Amazing! http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Ivory-Inkjet-Linen-Bookcloth/2907.011/40251602.html

Angela said...

I tried to print on book cloth for the last project but the coating on the book cloth stopped the ink from being absorbed.

Now that you've posted this it has reminded me that my printer can do canvas, could experiment with the softer ones to use as cover. Thanks for the link.