Wet pulp is difficult to control to say the least! Unlike paint that can be applied with a brush, pulp dispersed in water is slippery and shapeless. In fact, the ratio of water to pulp in the wet stage is approximately 90/10. To help control where the pulp lands on the surface of the in-progress painting, I use a metal ruler as a barricade of sorts. I hold the ruler in place with one hand, and, using a turkey baster to gather the pulp with, I squeeze the pulp filled baster onto the section of the painting in which I want to direct the pulp.
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Meg Black is a New England based artist who works with natural fibers to create stunning works of art.