Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paste Paper Workshop

photos and article by Sandy V.

Our creative juices were flowing thanks to the Paste Paper workshop put on by Jackie Wygant this past weekend.  There were two workshops put on in my garage with twelve or so participants in each session.  We were taught several techniques for working with paste papers and found ourselves experimenting with luscious colors and a multitude of tools.  Jackie shared recipes for making the paste and techniques for adding color to the paste.  She suggested papers and had many samples for us to try including papers with texture and color.  The techniques involved brushing, combing, stamping, splattering, resists and all possible combinations of these.  The results were gorgeous and every participant went home with many, many papers that are ready for book making projects.  Jackie is a very talented artist who helped us play and create.  She is a great teacher and a joy to have as a house guest.  She left this morning, my garage is cleaned up and I am going to have a cup of coffee and admire my own creations!  It was a productive weekend with many good friends and talented women.        

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  1. Great photos Sandy! You're the best!

  2. Hi Sandy,

    I have some photos too...shall I forward them on to you?


  3. I still can't believe how comfortable a classroom Sandy's garage was. It was light and airy with ample table space for everyone. The setup before our arrival must've been immense. Sandy, you deserve high praise! It helped make the workshop as fun as it was. Thank you. And thanks for posting the great pics.