Monday, May 12, 2008

Paste paper.


Just for fun I made this little accordion fold book for someone who has just moved house. I remember making paste paper when I was at school but only recently found a ‘recipe’ for it in the ‘Collage Source Book’ by Karen McCarthy.
It is called cornstarch paste in the book, which is an Americanism for what we call Corn flour in the UK. I coloured the paste with acrylic paint and after combing it on both Indian Rag Paper and some paper I had made, added more colour with fabric paint.
In the book the paper was used to make paper quilts. As you see, I stitched into it on the machine; it would be interesting to try hand stitching. If anyone would like the recipe let me know and I will post it here.

3 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous Jackie, and I would love to have the recipe!

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  2. Please do post the recipe - it looks like a wonderful texture and surface that you achieved. It's beautiful.

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  3. ooh how beautiful! Please do post the recipe!

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