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Title: Hand Papermaking with Waste Fabrics and Paper Mulberry Fibre
Authors: Opoku-Asare, Nana Afia
Yeboah, Rita
Keywords: Recycling
waste fabrics
mulberry fibre
paper
art education
Ghana
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Online International Journal of Arts and Humanities
Citation: Online International Journal of Arts and Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp. 71-82; March 2013
Abstract: In Ghana, art paper is imported, expensive and often inaccessible to students in some communities for lack of suppliers or funding. High costs prevent many Visual Arts teachers from assigning enough practice exercises that could help their students to master a variety of art mediums. The challenge therefore was to explore the possibility of recycling waste fabrics into reasonably good quality paper that interested Visual Arts teachers and students could use for demonstration and skills development lessons. The methodology involved pulping fabric and mulberry fibre, moulding, couching and drying them into sheets of different colours and texture. Tests of suitability involved drawing and painting on samples of the different sheets with colour pencil, poster and water colour, pastel, oil and acrylic paints. Although the papers reacted differently to the various mediums, the results show that useful art paper could be improvised for self-expression and skills development in the Visual Arts.
Description: Article published in Online International Journal of Arts and Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp. 71-82; March 2013.ISSN 2277-0852
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7371
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