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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rose Coloured Glasses

"Pocket Full of Posies" Natalie Krzuk, Body Ornament West, Alberta Crafts Council

Just found an example of "paper" made with rose petals and acrylic medium.
It looks like an incredible skin.

A few years ago I was making leathery skins with flower blossoms and making bowls and pods with large soft petals from magnolia blossoms.

The Eden Skin Project needs more colour. There are these great big petals from blossoms around the garden that need to become more than compost. These ones need to be made in an organic way and should probably be made with a lamination of fine rice paper. They might also work if laminated under gut. The translucency is very important but things rot in this rain forest environment.

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