Friday, June 29, 2007

Papermaking and Book Arts Workshops

A two day papermaking and book arts extravanganza was held at Bright Day Fine Art my gallery and working studio in Old Bisbee.

Students had a great time recycling rag paper scraps and using a blender to turn them into pulp which could then be poured onto screens, forming sheets. The sheets could be decorated with leaves, petals, gold leaf, lace and more.

The second day, students included their own handmade paper in creating small, hand bound books complete with ties, beads, seashells and other unique additions.