Blackbird no. 26 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), item no. 145.26

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Blackbird no. 26 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), item no. 145.26

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Handmade

Materials

handmade paper, cotton fiber, cotton pulp paint, pigment, denim fiber, bamboo fiber, metallic foil

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 Inches; Width: 8.75 Inches

Pulp painting is a process that uses pigmented paper pulp as a painting medium. The cotton pulp paint is applied, in this case through a stencil, onto a freshly formed sheet of handmade paper. Once the sheet is dried, the painted image becomes part of the paper itself. The fibers used in the creation of this sheet are cotton, denim and bamboo. I swirl metallic foil into the pulp to add texture and interest. After the sheet is pressed and dried, the result is this sheet of unique paper, where the image itself is part of the paper fiber. Even though I use the same stenciled images multiple times, each sheet I create is unique, based on variations of sheet formation and pulp painting.

Blackbird is part of a series of pulp-painted black birds, including crow, raven, and rook. The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is one of my earliest bird designs, simple but striking.

Although the pigmented color in this artwork is more light-safe and permanent than using dyes, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. If you decide to frame this piece, consider floating the sheet on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), May 2019.

Artwork Size: 5.5 x 8.75 inches (approximate); 14 x 22 cm.
Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)
Pulp painting is a process that uses pigmented paper pulp as a painting medium. The cotton pulp paint is applied, in this case through a stencil, onto a freshly formed sheet of handmade paper. Once the sheet is dried, the painted image becomes part of the paper itself. The fibers used in the creation of this sheet are cotton, denim and bamboo. I swirl metallic foil into the pulp to add texture and interest. After the sheet is pressed and dried, the result is this sheet of unique paper, where the image itself is part of the paper fiber. Even though I use the same stenciled images multiple times, each sheet I create is unique, based on variations of sheet formation and pulp painting.

Blackbird is part of a series of pulp-painted black birds, including crow, raven, and rook. The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is one of my earliest bird designs, simple but striking.

Although the pigmented color in this artwork is more light-safe and permanent than using dyes, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. If you decide to frame this piece, consider floating the sheet on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), May 2019.

Artwork Size: 5.5 x 8.75 inches (approximate); 14 x 22 cm.
Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)

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From Chicago, IL

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RETURN POLICY
I want you to love your handmade item. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return the item within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund (excludes custom orders). Item must be in its original packaging and in perfect, unused condition. Note, however, that I will not refund the price of return shipping.

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I ship via USPS and pieces leave my house in 1-3 days (orders placed on weekends/holidays may take a little longer). Shipping costs are calculated for individual items. If you would like to place a large order I'll be happy to work with you to adjust the shipping price. Please contact me if you would like this option.
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**IMPORTANT: If your item is a gift and/or not being shipped directly to you, please change the "Ship To" address when placing your order. I can only ship to the address listed on your PayPal order, otherwise the PayPal buyer/seller protection is void. Please let me know if you have any questions.
I ship via USPS and pieces leave my house in 1-3 days (orders placed on weekends/holidays may take a little longer). Shipping costs are calculated for individual items. If you would like to place a large order I'll be happy to work with you to adjust the shipping price. Please contact me if you would like this option.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

All of my items can be shipped internationally and the approximated shipping prices for Canada and Mexico are given along with a standard "Everywhere Else" listing. If the shipping price turns out to be significantly less to ship to your destination I will refund the difference via PayPal. Note that I do not pay any duties, customs fees, or any other associated fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer if their country charges these types of fees. Please be aware of customs information including any fees that may be incurred on your end before purchasing. This information can be found at your local post office or on the web. Every country varies.

I offer a "Gift Wrap Option." Click here... https://www.etsy.com/listing/105268533/gift-wrap-option ... for more details.

**IMPORTANT: If your item is a gift and/or not being shipped directly to you, please change the "Ship To" address when placing your order. I can only ship to the address listed on your PayPal order, otherwise the PayPal buyer/seller protection is void. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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