Intro To Paste Paper, April 27



Skill Level: All Levels
Duration: 4 hours (one session)
Prerequisite: None
Dates: On Request
Location: 1516 W Grove St, Boise

Class Topics

Overview of the history and uses of paste papers
Paste Paper versus Marbled Paper
Make some

Paste paper originated in the late 1500s or early 1600s by printers/book makers as a less expensive alternative to marbled papers used for covers and end papers. They added pigments to the paste they used to assemble their books, and made patterns in the colored paste using various tools they had on hand. Over the decades, the practice was refined and paste papers were used to cover boxes for books and storage. One of the characteristics of paste paper is its 3-dimensional texture and sometimes optical illusions produced by patterns scribed through the paste. In this workshop, you’ll learn some of the various methods of making paste paper, the uses of and the process of making paste paper, as well as some of the techniques to make various patterns. You’ll come away with several sheets of paste paper you’ve made and the knowledge to make it on your own at home. Future workshops will cover using paste paper to make various projects like book covers, boxes, collages, and more.

This is a 4-hour workshop. You’ll want to dress in your best “art clothes” or bring an apron (or both) and latex or rubber gloves if you need or prefer them. Workshop fee includes $15 materials fee.

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