Scallop Shell Gyotaku Print Mini
Scallop shells have been used so much in art and design they really are very pleasing. They are particularly tied to the Island of Anglesey as they have their own biscuit here. The Aberffraw biscuit is made by pressing biscuit dough into the shell to give it a distinctive shell shape.
Printing requires pushing the paper into the grooves and it's difficult to achieve a great print. This very small print is taken from a shell that was donated to me by a retired professor of Marine Biology. The print is on Chinese calligraphy paper and has been mounted using the authentic Japanese wet mounting technique which uses a simple flour and water paste and requires a period of around 24 hours to dry and stretch. The mounting paper is Japanese. This process flattens the print back out so it is suitable for framing.
The print is supplied unframed and unmounted. It will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity. It can be framed in a standard 10x10cm frame.
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