In the process of making gyotaku prints, there are always duds. Those prints that just don't make the grade, but you're reluctant to throw out 'just in case'. While I've salvaged a few prints, there are some that I know won't cut it, no matter what I do with them. Then I had an idea. Paper fish bowls.
Thinking back to grade school and papier mache, but slightly different, I used a gyotaku print for the side that would show inside the vessel, then added layers of japanese papers over it, adhering it with rice paste. The results aren't perfect, but have potential for further experimentation using different papers.
A plain bowl using unryu and colured art tissue