I have been making my own handmade paper for years. I have developed my own style and techniques that I have found work best for the multi-media artist. So I am super excited about my upcoming online class called The Art of Papermaking. If you know anything about me, you know that I make my own art supplies. I make all of my canvases, my journals, my paper, glue, paints and more.....So in this class, I am excited to share with you all of my papermaking tips and techniques to show you how to make your own watercolor paper. Paper that is beautiful, one-of-a-kind, scented, gilded, textured or smooth. We are going to cover the basics and beyond about The Art of Papermaking.
In this class we will use a variety of herbs, essential oils, flowers, cellulose fibers and other supplies to make a variety of handmade watercolor paper.
In this step-by-step video class we will start by gathering all of the supplies needed. The supply list is quite basic, but my video instructions are very detailed to help you understand what to get, what to avoid, and where to get what you need to achieve the best results.
It starts with a simple mold and deckle. We will make several in different shapes and sizes.
We will progress by making a paper press and a variety of paper pulps. The pulps vary from herbal, floral, cellulose, inlay, gilded and mixed media. The mixed media pulp is completely experimental and it's a recipe that I developed and use with great success.
We will also work on several ways of creating texture, masking and sizing the paper.
I don't buy paper. I make my own. Join me in The Art of Papermaking and learn how to make your own too.