This video is ideal for artists and craftspeople who would like to learn how to make beautiful sheets of handmade paper perfect for painting, drawing, bookmaking and a wide array of paper arts. Using plants from garden and nature or recycled papers, this comprehensive tutorial encompasses beginning through more advanced techniques of both Western and adapted Japanese sheet forming. A unique section on the processing of plants into pulps through cooking, blenderizing and hand pounding, as well as an introduction to the Hollander beater, offers clear instruction regarding the sciences of papermaking. More creative manipulations such as inclusions, laminations, embedding and other exciting color projects will inspire and excite!
Grade Level: Appropriate for individual artists and adult students
Running time: 90 min. DVD 2004