DIY stone paper rubbings: stone on stone, metal and…
Lots of properties make the stone paper a great choice for this project: tear resistant, very tough – no problems following the contours of carved stone. Recently my friends and I tried it out. BTW water resistant paper and graphite or wax crayons means even do it in the rain!
here is what you need!
8 pt stone paper or 4 pt sheets 28×38 (see suppliers below), graphite pencils, pencils, oil pastels and just maybe a found lump of raw graphite tossed on beach by the ocean! Wax crayons would well too.
A few days into this project much to my delight a great lump of natural graphite was tossed onto the beach at my feet by the ocean, it worked beautifully on the stone paper!
woodless graphite pencil on stone paper TerraSkin. One of the greatest advantages of stone rubbing is that it can reveal intricate details that are near invisible to the naked eye. Our various rubbings have revealed ornamental patterns, dates and lettering that we couldn’t see in person.
… the clean bevel on the stone cutters behalf from so long ago is beautiful
using very soft lead 7B
oil pastel and beach bonfire charcoal had a similar result
the paper never tore , could even follow the stone surface into the contours
my favorite result came from the “hardness” of the graphite, it transferred both the weathering of the stone and its original beautiful workmanship.
Wax crayons would well and skim the surface of the paper.We did not use tape or scrub in anyway the stones but chose to gently work with things as they were and stay well within the limits of our paper.
As we all practiced it became easier to land down a consistent smooth stroke and the past met the present.
okay soooo now texture is really catching my eye!
this is using a 4 pt sheet 28×38 inches, really tough paper!
very easy to hang a big sheet with a few pieces of tape
the woodless graphite pencils catch the subtle details quickly
a second rubbing over the original -note the lines from the grooves in the table
- 8pt TerraSkin
- water resistant
- tough tear resistant
- contours without tearing
- marks well
- oil pastels, lead, graphite, charcoal, crayons
- wet or dry, cutting
- no grain or curl