Zilmers has been very busy making a sample of a Chinese handmade wallpaper design from about 1780
The handmade wallpaper is for a Danish museum.
How to make a Chinese wallpaper with old techniques
At first we make the distemper paint ourselves - very strong and a little shiny with a tint of raw sienna.
Then the handmade paper is painted...
It's reacting with the water from the paint... very frustrating!
The very best of Danish craftsmen takes the challenge of copying the design.
This is Vike - specialist in silkscreen/serigraphy technique.
After a lot of testing Vike finds the right technique and binder for this specific challenge.
The result is nothing but perfect!
Iben then paints the pattern with the finest watercolor technique.
She always works with precision and perfection.
Slow and steady getting the feel of the design with a cup of hot cocoa, water, music and grapes to help her keep the energy up :-)
The result is a new Chinese wallpaper design from Zilmers
So beautiful and just a small sample...
The original pattern is 6 times the size of this sample.
Thank you for reading this
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