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Paste Paper Photo Album – Day 1

Yesterday was the first session of my Paste Paper Photo Album class at Studio Place Arts. It was the first time I’d ever taught people how to make paste paper and I was really nervous. This technique is pretty much the opposite of bookmaking – it’s loose and messy and everywhere.

I had to cover the tables in plastic so we could contain our messes enthusiasm.

Table with paste paper supplies

Before the storm o’ paste

It didn’t take long for me to get comfortable once the class started. I began by talking about how paste is made and then demonstrated different techniques. After throwing a lot of information at the group, I set them free. And they really took to the process quickly.

Paste paper photo album class at Studio Place Arts

Paste paper photo album class at Studio Place Arts

Paste paper in progress

It wasn’t long before the floors were covered in vibrant papers.

Sheets of paste paper

Sheets of paste paper

Sheets of paste paper

Sheets of paste paper

Next week we’ll select which paper to use for our photo albums. After a quick iron on the backside and a rubbing with wax paper on the front to smooth out the finish, the paper will be ready to go!

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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