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Reply #60 on: April 17, 2017, 06:24:52 PM
EmmaLee,

I may stop using the hemp paper as people have complained that the little hemp flecks in the paintings are distracting.

So, I cut up all the hemp paper I had into 5 x 7 sheets to use for sketches and studies.  Works really well for that.

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Reply #61 on: April 18, 2017, 01:15:58 AM
I read about Hemp paper at last.  You were mentioning this often. Good to know that it's environmental friendly since no trees need to be cut down. It's  also supposed to be durable and strong and it's usage dates back to ancient China.
Mea, you've awakened my interest in this paper. Want to try something on this. I checked for this in Amazon. I found only paper for rolling cigarettes. Is it a special brand, Mea?   :smiley6600:
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Reply #62 on: April 18, 2017, 02:35:44 AM
Forgot to mention, nice colours of the flowers, yes the leaves could be larger and maybe a couple more?  O0,
Have you tried pen and ink and line wash on Hemp paper, Mea?
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Reply #63 on: April 18, 2017, 03:41:47 AM
BTW, I found something else: paper made out of elephant dung!  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #64 on: April 18, 2017, 07:19:47 AM
Gita,

Elephant dung???   No, I think I'll pass on that one.

Hmmm...I'll try a little line and wash on one of my 5 x 7" pieces of hemp paper. 

I did try using it for graphite drawing and it is too textured for that.

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Reply #65 on: April 18, 2017, 07:37:53 AM
Gita,

Here's where I got my hemp paper. http://www.greenfieldpaper.com/

The price of the paper is reasonable for the quality, but the shipping is costly.

PM me your address and I will mail you a couple 5 x 7 pieces  to try and I will send with it a couple of my paintings made into postcards so you can see how the hemp looks when photographed.   That's when I started getting the complaints about the hemp being a distraction.

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Reply #66 on: April 18, 2017, 01:32:40 PM
That's so nice of you Mea.  :smitten: will do!
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Reply #67 on: April 18, 2017, 02:41:43 PM
Actually elephant dung makes for very high quality hand made paper. Their diet of branches and leaves result in a lot of quality fibre. At one stage my younger brother (game ranger) made lots of handmade paper. If you see it you will know know just what it is made from. Much sought after in South Africa. I made a video of him going through the whole process of paper making.  O0
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Reply #68 on: April 18, 2017, 05:37:45 PM
Actually elephant dung makes for very high quality hand made paper. Their diet of branches and leaves result in a lot of quality fibre. At one stage my younger brother (game ranger) made lots of handmade paper. If you see it you will know know just what it is made from. Much sought after in South Africa. I made a video of him going through the whole process of paper making.  O0

Wow! Really? There is really elephant dung paper? Have you posted the video of this Dennis? I'm intrigued.
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Reply #69 on: April 18, 2017, 07:22:45 PM
Happy to do it for you, Gita!

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Reply #70 on: April 18, 2017, 10:06:23 PM
Dennis, I would like to see the video how you make this paper! Is it in you tube? I not maybe you can upload this? What about cow-dung? Dried cow dung is a valuble source of burning material in India. So I assume that the dung also contains a lot of fibres. Maybe such paper already exists.. :whistle:


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Reply #71 on: April 18, 2017, 10:22:44 PM
Hi Kathy, nice to hear from you again!  :D. Ready for painting? :painting: :painting:
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Reply #72 on: April 19, 2017, 02:55:14 AM
Hi Kathy, nice to hear from you again!  :D. Ready for painting? :painting: :painting:

 :thankyou: Thank you Gita! Yes, I am so ready. I've missed drawing, painting, and all of you. 
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Reply #73 on: April 23, 2017, 04:49:14 AM
Elephant dung is nice dry pellet (okay ball size) mostly of undigested leftover grass.

Cow dung is sloopy and has a much highter content of water... and I suspect ftom yhe smell a much higher count of bacteria.

On the other hand some deer's family animals may be suitable.  Anyone wants to start a business ?   O0
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Reply #74 on: April 23, 2017, 01:29:59 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: Annie thank you for the research!
I think all mammals must have abundant bacteria in the guts ( large intestine) to digest food. Maybe there are other explanations, for e.g. Elephants have a better water resorption in the guts since they make long distance journeys where water is scarce and that's why the dung is much harder. Cows are domestic animals with constant water supply.
Well, with the deers its the same thing. Water scarcity. The smell varies due to type of bacteria, I guess.
Anyway, business would be hard making paper out of dung.  :whistle:
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