I hand cast my papers from cotton and oriental silk and/or fabrics. This is done with a papermaking mold, consisting of nothing more than a large screen stretched inside a frame. Wood pulp and glue blend into a soupy “paper-mache” like mixture that lays flat on the screen and drips excess water below. The result is a thick sheet of paper with a rough deckled fiber edge.
To this I then add small dyed paper pulp formations made from torn scrap pieces I paint one at a time. This forms my image, and continuously by adding more and more pulp it enhances the depth and texture. The entire picture is then air- dried. After it dries, I can paint final details like flower stems and tree branches. My finished mixed media artwork consists of oils, inks and watercolors, depending on the effects I am trying to achieve.