Some number of months ago, an elderly woman died. As often happens, what remains of such a person's possessions is left to the children. It is up to them to determine the disposition of those items. The son of just such a woman happens to be a friend of my sister. One day, the son was lamenting to my sister that he had a file folder full of papers handmade by his mother and he was at a loss as to what to do with them. His mother had clearly marked them "not for sale." My sister shared with her friend my love of art and that she was sure I would appreciate them. I am privileged to use one of those papers in my art journal project today.
The paper that I have used here is described by Cal Williams, the creator of the paper, as being...
Kozo - Japanese Mulberry Bark
Beaten but uncleaned
Due the rough, yet very beautiful texture of the paper, I wasn't sure that I would be able to stamp on it, but am pleased with the outcome. The stamps I used are both from Stampotique Originals. I highlighted the edges with Tim Holtz' Distress Ink in "Rusty Hinge."
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