Friday, November 13, 2015

Embedded Desert Landscape

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015

What fun! Think of all the themes/subjects that are at your finger tips! One more way of re-purposing items that would go into the trash and make beautiful art too!  What a wonderful gift this would make!


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of beige, tan, ivory paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Magazine page of your choice with torn edges
  • Beacon ZipDry™ Adhesive
  • Matt board
  • Optional: glass and frame with room for spacers – or perhaps a tabletop easel

  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create light tan slurry. 
  2. Create a sheet of heavy weight paper.
  3. Remove most of the water from the paper.
  4. While the sheet of paper is still damp, lay the magazine page onto the damp paper.
  5. Remove the rest of the water from the paper. The page is now embedded into the sheet of handmade paper.
  6. When the sheet of handmade paper is dry, tear the edges and mount it onto the matt board with ZipDry™ adhesive leaving a border.
  7. If you’re framing yours, make sure the glass is clean before placing it into the frame. Then attach spacers to the glass/frame, then place the art work into the frame.

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