The Sunday Paper #91
Paper of the Week: Handmade Paper with Inclusions
These are some of my very first papers, made over 25 years ago in my kitchen in Brooklyn. I hadn’t met a soul who made paper (yet), and I was just experimenting (well, gosh I’m still doing that today – some things never change)! These papers have held up pretty well in a sample book. Here you see two variations of onion skin with recycled paper and a brown paper bag with leeks. I don’t remember much about those early days… I’m not even sure what I used as a mould & deckle or how I couched and dried the sheets.
What was the first paper that you made?
In the Studio:
I have an on-line paper sale every six months, and this one features papers that I made in my studio (I’ve come a long way since those early days in Brooklyn). I’ve got three paper packages on sale now through Thursday, January 28th – translucent abaca, decorative watermarks and denims. I’ve also developed a new Custom Paper Project Pack featuring 14 papers and six monthly projects pictured below. Purchase the paper pack and join me in creating a project-a-month!
If you need something to do indoors in Buffalo, this looks like a terrific show: Rare Books 101.
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