Decorated Papers & Products from Kristoferson Studio

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 9

© Kristoferson Studio, Combed Paste Papers

© Kristoferson Studio, Combed Paste Papers

Susan Kristoferson has specialized in hand-painted and dyed papers since 1990, including the traditional Japanese fold and dye technique of itajime. At her studio in the foothills of Southern Alberta in Canada, she works on many innovative designs as well as historic reproductions.

© Kristoferson Studio, Stamped & textured paste papers.

© Kristoferson Studio, Stamped & textured paste papers.

Paste papers have been made since the 1700s, though it’s unsure who first worked with this technique as detailed records weren’t kept. Over the past few decades, Susan has traveled to many rare book libraries and paper collections in order to learn more about the techniques she works with.

© Kristoferson Studio, Paste paper covered products

© Kristoferson Studio, Paste paper covered products, photo by Dan Kvitka

In addition to creating individual and unique papers, Susan is also able to work from parent sheets to create colour accurate editions of a few to hundreds of sheets. She also uses paper created by herself and other artists to make different forms of art; such as abstract and landscape collages, earrings, bound books, and many other items.

© Kristoferson Studio, Early Moring Light collaged paste paper diptych, 10 x40”

© Kristoferson Studio, Early Moring Light collaged paste paper diptych, 10 x40”

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About Our Sponsor: Susan Kristoferson works from her studio in Turner Valley in Southern Alberta, Canada, creating decorative papers. She also makes products and artworks from those papers.

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2015: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. Throughout December, I’ll be posting a paper tutorial on even days, and every odd day will bring news about paper artists, stores, distributors and more! Receive updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below and check out what people are making in the 25 Days of Paper FB Group!

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