Madeleine Durham Paste Papers

Madeleine Durham Paste Papers

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 15

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, Christmas Cards

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, Christmas Cards

Madeleine Durham creates innovative paste papers. She enjoys working in a painterly fashion using a brush technique to create a contemporary flair for fine bookbinders, collage artists and crafters. Pigmented pastes allow her to vividly express the colorful and fluid abstraction of the style which defines her work.

Place an order for Durham’s paste papers on Etsy and enter the code PastePaper11 to receive a 15% discount through the end of December 2015.

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, pink wavy paste paper

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, pink wavy paste paper

Lively shapes and bold patterns are a central part of her rich imagery. Durham’s papers are 100% archival made with Golden acrylics and Jin-Shofu wheat paste. Currently, she is working on Arches Text Wove. Her papers are grain short and are slightly larger than 13” x 25” which is a third of a mother sheet of Arches.

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, green wavy paste paper

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, green wavy paste paper

Durham is experimenting with new patterns on kozo which will be available soon. She is also creating larger papers for binders who require more than a 13” short grain, and smaller kozo papers with intricate designs specifically with miniature book binders in mind.

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, 1" Strips and 4" Squares for collage

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, 1″ Strips and 4″ Squares for collage

Durham currently has a line of greeting cards and printed silk scarves are coming soon. In the upcoming weeks check Etsy for her new line of 1″ strips and 4″ squares for artists who wish to use a range of smaller pieces in collage and crafts.

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, Paste Paper Quilt Square

© 2015 Madeleine Durham, Paste Paper Quilt Square

About our sponsor: Madeleine Durham works out of her home studio in the high desert of Santa Fe New Mexico where the magical light and rich colors of the vast landscape influence her art. She is happy to work with artists and bookbinders who have special requests and is able to deliver patterns in multiples of just a few to several hundred as needed. Visit her in her Etsy Shop, on FaceBook or drop her a line at madeleine@madeleinedurham.com.

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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!

1 Comment

  1. Charlotte maloney says:

    Bridesmaid pasted papers in the past. I love doing them. What kind of paper are you putting it on. It looks almost transparent? Thank you love your papers so pretty

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