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Paste Papers

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor)
255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

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.

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