Paste papers, one of the earliest forms of decorated paper, were used for both covers and end-papers in books from the late sixteenth and eighteenth century. The basic technique involves dampening a sheet of paper, coating it with colored paste, and then drawing designs through the paste.
In this exciting three-hour workshop participants will be introduced to paste and paper preparation; color mixing and the use of various patterning tools. Each participant will create at least 10 original designs on 8×10 craft paper. Supplies and handouts included. Books plus samples of vintage and contemporary designs will be on view with a brief discussion on the history of paste papers.