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I made some paper the other day. In the first photo, you can see flashes from mica that's embedded in it.

I like the second photo though, with the light shining through it, because you can see all the different fragments of original paper that went into it, and where the pulpy mass settled more thickly and more thinly. It's like stained glass, or like a freeze-frame from a kaleidoscope.






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browngirl
Jan. 5th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
Mica infused paper! OG GLITTER! \o/

asakiyume
Jan. 5th, 2017 09:36 pm (UTC)
LOL it really is fun that way. Mica is great glitter!
khiemtran
Jan. 5th, 2017 07:49 pm (UTC)
That's interesting! Do you have any plans for it?
asakiyume
Jan. 5th, 2017 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'll probably use it to make cards, or to write letters on.
sartorias
Jan. 5th, 2017 08:55 pm (UTC)
Interesting stuff! What will you do with it?
asakiyume
Jan. 5th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'll use it for correspondence--as a base or element in cards, or just to write on (maybe).
sartorias
Jan. 5th, 2017 09:42 pm (UTC)
Of course I don't know how yours looks or handles in person, but a friend of mine made paper as part of her book binding studies some years back, and she gave us all a few sheets of paper. I discovered that mine was most successful in taking stencil and stamp art.
asakiyume
Jan. 5th, 2017 09:43 pm (UTC)
I should try that! I have a few stamps ...
sartorias
Jan. 5th, 2017 09:57 pm (UTC)
BTW in case you like very old film of real life, I was resting my hands just now, watching these clips of Berlin, this one in 1900: https://youtu.be/B-m9A8mY-U0

So many men and boys.

So many women in this one, same area, (some of same sites) in summer 1945: https://youtu.be/R5i9k7s9X_A
asakiyume
Jan. 5th, 2017 10:10 pm (UTC)
It gives me a great sense of desolation--some of the young, suspicious faces in the second one--all the things they've seen. And by now they're so old, or dead. And the prosperous folk of the first video had no idea what was coming for them. We're all, individually, so small compared with the sick fevers that grip us...
sartorias
Jan. 5th, 2017 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah . . .
xjenavivex
Jan. 6th, 2017 01:57 am (UTC)

Nice

asakiyume
Jan. 7th, 2017 03:39 am (UTC)
Thanks!
queenoftheskies
Jan. 6th, 2017 03:55 am (UTC)
That's amazing. The paper is so pretty.
asakiyume
Jan. 7th, 2017 03:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, and it's fun to make. You take some old junk mail, soak it, pulverize it, add water--and bang-o, new paper, pretty stuff.
amaebi
Jan. 6th, 2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
Not only do I love your paper, but you have given me a brilliant idea.
asakiyume
Jan. 7th, 2017 03:40 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad!
mnfaure
Jan. 6th, 2017 07:37 pm (UTC)
amazing to think these are the same papers. Light makes a difference.
asakiyume
Jan. 7th, 2017 03:41 am (UTC)
Isn't it cool? Like seeing something under ultraviolet light and having whole new patterns revealed.
heliopausa
Jan. 7th, 2017 12:30 pm (UTC)
Or like a very thin slice of some conglomerate rock, or jasper, maybe, held up to the light. :)
asakiyume
Jan. 7th, 2017 04:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, very much like that! It looks just like that.
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