The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Making Plaster Books

I am making small plaster books
Mostly because it is fun
But also to use up some of my stuff
and there is the possibility of a pop up 
in the near future
I have a dwindling collection
of what I call matt board
It is wastage from a framers
I have had it more than 15 years

I cut it into ~10 x 10cm squares
and join them with strips of cloth
glued with rabbit skin glue

These are then wrapped 
in plaster bandage

and then I gesso
with rabbitskin glue and whiting gesso

several times
for a beautiful finish
but still with a little texture

and then it occurred to me
what if I just skipped the plaster step
and just glued
an open weave cotton fabric
to the matt board?
and then gessoed that

We shall see

and next I shall paint
and maybe add some found words

x te


Jo Murray said...

Fabric sounds good. Hope I get to acquire one of these.

Chyfey said...

Both the fabric and the plaster books sound great

Trace Willans said...

Possibly you can Jo, if they don't sell at the pop up.
I love the plaster books, but it would be nice if I had one less thing I had to buy in.

Aine Scannell said...

Love this idea. You have inspired me to get out some 'mod roc' that I have had in a box here in my studio for ages and ages and ages.

I have just subscribed to your blog. I also love playing around with materials.

Aine Scannell said...