A unique technique and environmentally sustainable
These little pictures are approximately 18 x 12.5cm to 50x50cm in size
Thin layers of pulp made from plant-based recycled fabrics are built up and pushed around while wet to create the finished work.
Colour comes from the original colour of the fabric. Designs are often repeated but Individually made using paper making skills.
Some have painted highlights but usually no paint is added, made only using layers of pulp.
Work on Wood or canvas is made the same way as the other artwork, then placed onto a piece of recycled wood or stretched over a canvas with decoupage glue applied.
Work can be mounted in a standard size mat board to fit a frame, some are placed on a page of text or without the mat board framed between two pieces of glass.
Large ART WORK
Artwork made with rag paper pulp
A unique technique and environmentally sustainable
This work is made with a large pour mould that is 90cmx90cm
Artwork sizes range from 30x30cm to 80x80cm.
Each handmade paper picture is made from recycled fabric that has been turned into paper pulp.
Individually made using paper making skills. Thin layers of the pulp made from plant-based fabrics are built up and pushed around while wet to create the finished work. Colour comes from the original colour of the fabric.
Framing this work involves re-wetting the handmade paper art and shaping it around a standard canvas frame. I use a PVA glue when re wetting the paper and this seals and strengthens the surface once dry. This work can be made into unconventional shapes too. I make my own frames using aluminium strips. The paper is wrapped over these shapes and then dried.
Digital Art Prints
Digital Art printed with archival quality inks on matte photo paper.
To make these images I first make an image using paper making techniques. I scan the image at a high resolution and manipulate it on the computer to make a digital work developed from a handmade paper artwork.
The prints are available in A5 (148mmx 210mm) A4 (210x297mm) A3 (297x420mm)
A new venture by Deckle Studio and family to make handcrafted paper based products is underway with a workshop set up in Woodend Victoria. The collection to be made here will include lamps, lanterns and lamp shades.
Deckle Studio was established in 2013 by Jeninda Fletcher, now in collaboration with her brother Hamish Fletcher a performer and maker based in Woodend Victoria, the intention is to develop new products with a focus on including recycled and sustainable materials. The structures have symbolic references to the importance of the natural world as the foundation of what we as humans build on.
Recently exhibited at the Melbourne Fringe Furniture Exhibition, Mamelon Lamp is inspired by the land formations caused by a “Mamelon eruption” which is the term used to describe the particular volcanic eruption that shaped Hanging Rock. We borrowed a suitable rock to cast as a base and we collected plant materials to include when making the paper. The lands colours shapes and textures influence the objects design.
Port Willy Lamp
Was our very first project and the base is cast from a pebble we borrowed from Port Willunga Beach. This is the local beach that Hamish and i lived near in South Australia as children and we still think of it as home and the best beach around.
we will make and press paper and learn how to dry the paper when you get home or if paper can be left at the venue we will lay it out to dry.
This class is suitable for school groups with 4 1 hr classes of up to 30 participants per class possible per day. I have a current Child-Related employment screening clearance and a responding to abuse and neglect certificate, I do expect teachers to be present for workshops.
Use high quality pulp made from recycled materials
Add some seeds to reuse the paper to grow the extra gift of herbs or flowers.
Suitable for young and young at heart!
Using pour moulds, you will make little round spots of handmade paper from recycled materials that can then be made into gift tags, bunting or decorations once dry.
Duration 1 hr All materials supplied
School discounts available contact me for details
Workshops can be tailored to your event, this model is ideal for schools, birthday parties or community groups. This activity also works well as a walk in no bookings activity at a community event.
The workshop will begin with an introduction and demonstration.
Then we make lots of spots of paper.
Next we place paper out to dry. If it needs to be taken away while wet, packaging will be provided. We will practice what to do to dry the paper if you are taking it home and talk about fun ideas of what you can do with your paper once dry.
Instructions can also be provided
Paper making equipment
GIFT TAG MAKING KIT
Make your own round gift tags from recycled materials. An easy and fun activity.
Tags will be 75mm in diameter. (ribbon not included)
Kit Includes Instructions 1 pulp puck white or CHOOSE A COLOUR IN VARIATION OPTIONS Makes approx. 10 tags To make more pulp Rip up paper and card into 2cm pieces Mix with water in a blender. You can also mix this with the pulp puck. 10 cloths 1 pour mould - pvc pipe 1 mesh board-plywood with plastic mesh 1 press- plywood circle 1 baseboard –plywood square Stick & scoop some absorbent cloth