A picture from handmade paper colour-graded with art aqua liquid watercolour
How to do it
Mix colours: Red: 2 l water, a whole pipette red, 1/2 pipette pink and 10 drops of brown art aqua liquid watercolour. Blue: 2 l water and a whole pipette of navy blue art aqua liquid watercolour.
Place 1/2 a sheet of paper pulp in each colour.
Dissolve the paper pulp sheets and whisk thoroughly.
Make sure that you have a uniform consistency.
Submerge the frame underneath the pulp horizontally. Push it forwards and backwards until the screen is covered and lift it out of the tub. Let the water drip off.
Run a piece of folded felt across the underneath of the frame to soak up the water.
Turn over the frame and place it with the pulp face down onto a piece of felt.
Lightly dab off the excess water.
Repeat the procedure with the blue colour and let the two pieces overlap as shown in the photo.
Make a round paper pulp ball into a sun on the actual frame.
Turn over the frame and press the sun into the blue colour.
Dab off the excess water from the underneath of the frame.
Remove the paper making frame mould.
Leave the paper pulp to dry completely. Remove the sun and see how the colour from the sun has seeped into the blue colour.
A tip: Experiment with the colours by adding on more coloured water with a pipette. Sieve the left-over pulp from the water, leave to dry and save it for next time. Never pour it directly into the sink, as it can block the drains.
Fit the frame once the paper has dried completely (may take 24-48 hours depending on the room temperature).