Silk Paper Experimentation

Have a go at this satisfying and effective method of creating highly textured, handmade paper from fibres (the silk papermaking or silk fusion technique). Here are just a few examples of what you can achieve. These examples use silk fibres, skeleton leaves, strips of paper, and scrim.

The technique, which is similar to paper-mâché, can be achieved using any absorbent material. It also works well with cellulose fibres such as Cotton Blue Jeans fibre (pictured right), bamboo sliver and flax.

Silk hankies, scrim, angelina fibres, and skeleton leaves used to make paper

Silk Fusion Papers
Papers created by Linda Chapman

Learn more about the Silk Papermaking (Silk Fusion) Technique and start experiementing with your own papers at home.

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