Rock, Paper, Scissors
acrylic gloss medium finish
my rock poem, printed with archival ink
I covered the box with black rice paper. This kind of paper is very pliable and forgiving. I tied the ribbon around the rock and covered it with red rice paper using Yes paste, a non-toxic and archival adhesive. I left the gold bow uncovered and tied the scissors to it. A top coat of gloss acrylic medium protects the box surface and provides sheen, like patent leather. Because the papered rock is inside the box, I left it natural.
The paper jammed in my printer quite seriously while printing the poem onto rice paper. It’s risky! I succeeded with a different very stiff rice paper and am quite pleased with the look. My mother brought this origami paper to me from Japan and I have not been able to find anything like it. It came in a package of six inch squares with many different colors. I used the last sheet of red for this poem.
Copyright © 2015 by Carrie Albert
––poem by itself first published in: Changing Harm to Harmony, Bullies & Bystanders Project.