Took a Paste Paper Making workshop at Inter-Ocean Studios with Rhiannon Alpers and Alicia Bailey today. I've always wanted to try this technique but never got around to it so when I saw this workshop, I jumped at the chance to learn from the experts.
I can never create good art in a workshop and today was no different. But I learned a lot on things to try in my studio and seeing other student's results was informative. I always love seeing artists create and the demos were wonderful. As we learn new techniques, it is obvious that to become proficient, we need to spend a lot of time practicing.
Making Paste Paper involves a lot of combinations: the type and quality of the paper, the various paste recipes, the different ways to color the paste, and the tools used to make patterns or marks. Not to mention layering everything over and over to achieve different results.
Tomorrow, I will look at the papers I created in the workshop and see what worked and didn't work. And then, I will try to create more Paste Papers using stuff in my stash. Another thing to explore!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!