Shizen Screen Printed Papers

The Sunday Paper #256 April 21, 2019

Paper of the Week: Shizen Screen Printed Papers

Shizen Design papers are manufactured by hand in India. These papers are made from t-shirt cotton waste, and the huge variety of patterns are screen printed. These papers are acid-free, distributed by Shizen Design in Kansas City, and are available through a variety of retailers, including Artists & Craftsmen and

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Lynn Sures

Lynn Sures is a Maryland-based artist who works with handmade paper in a variety of ways. Lynn tells me how she first discovered that paper was made by hand while reading the book Papermaking by Dard hunter, and that she assumed that nobody on earth made paper by hand anymore (she was wrong!). We talk about her teaching philosophy and her work with pulp painting. And we discuss the paper she makes to draw on (she says if you make your own paper, it isn’t scary to draw on a blank sheet). She describes one paper she took to Africa with her on a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Lynn has spearheaded several unique papermaking efforts, including the Pulparazzi and the National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial. And she was recently elected president of Friends of Dard Hunter, the national papermaking organization that was founded to preserve Dard Hunter’s collection and currently meets annually in a different part of the country.

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Luminaria

25 Days of Paper – Day 9

December 9, 2017 Today I’d like to pay tribute to making paper by hand. It’s an age-old technique that has changed little since it was first invented around 105AD. Aside from being a substrate for all kinds documents to works of art, contemporary artists are using paper in all kinds of innovative ways. Here are a few examples,

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Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds

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Paper of the Week: Hosta Paper

In about 1996, when I was working at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC, I received a letter via snail mail from an editor at Storey Books, inquiring whether I would be interested in writing a book about making paper with plants. It turns out that she’d seen my Compost Papermaking workshop listed in the NY

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Watermarks

This past weekend, I taught a workshop on how to make watermarks at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Watermarks (designs which appear in a sheet of paper when illuminated) have intrigued me since the first time I laid eyes upon them. So you can imagine how excited I was when I learned how to make them myself!

A really old watermarked

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