This video is ideal for artists and craftspeople who would like to learn how to make beautiful sheets of handmade paper perfect for painting, drawing, bookmaking and a wide array of paper arts. Using plants from garden and nature or recycled papers, this comprehensive tutorial encompasses beginning through more advanced techniques of both Western and adapted Japanese sheet forming. A unique section on the processing of plants into pulps through cooking, blenderizing and hand pounding, as well as an introduction to the Hollander beater, offers clear instruction regarding the sciences of papermaking. More creative manipulations such as inclusions, laminations, embedding and other exciting color projects will inspire and excite!
Intermediate to more advanced Western and Japanese sheetforming techniques, creative and efficient studio practices including coloring pulps with pigments, natural and cold water dyes; contemporary watermarks; building a dry box; an intro to using screw, hydraulic and lever presses; embossing raised relief textural surfaces; creating a plaster mold and casting; pulp painting with stencils and squeeze bottles with other exciting, decorative color techniques...and more!
This stimulating video thoroughly and clearly explains not only the crafting of beautiful handmade papers using recycled scrap papers but also how to make paper from common garden plants or plants gathered in the wild. Lamination, embedding, stencils, embossing, and some exciting color techniques are introduced. Artist/educator Catherine Nash shares her tried and true methods for sheet forming, setting up classrooms for smooth management, finding affordable equipment and supplies and technical tips to guarantee a successful experience for teachers, students and artists alike. Learning Objectives, Suggested Activities and Vocabulary included in teacher's guide.
In Volume II, artist/educator Catherine Nash explores more advanced techniques in papermaking from the chemistry of coloring pulp to the arts of pulp painting, low relief and sculptural casting, simple bookmaking and other exciting projects, which can be designed to dovetail into curriculum in the literary arts, the sciences, cultural studies and history. Teacher's guide included.