Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Papyrus collaboration and nest book

Autumn colours for a book project.

Paste paper collage
Yabbers Collaborative book
Within our yabbers group this year we are making a collaborative book from papyrus paper, we've had sessions on making papyrus, on making paper from papyrus and carving stamps. We are making the books at our next session but I have made a start on mine.

preliminary sketches and prints.
My sheets for the collaboration.
Nest Book 2011
The nest book I entered into Faszination Papier was sold so Helene asked if I had another. Luckily I had enough plant fibre papers to make another so it will appear as the exhibition tours through Germany and Poland.

I have been cooking up lots of fibre the last few days, I've done globe artichoke flowers, pumpkin vine, ginger lily, tussock grass and kangaroo paw. I'm teaching a plant fibre workshop at Geelong in a couple of weeks and I need to replenish my supplies of plant papers.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Upcoming classes and IAPMA

I have been quite busy of late editing the newest IAPMA Bulletin and in my new role as President. The Bulletin is now at the printers so I have a bit of time up my sleeve until it comes time to send them out.

I am running a new series of classes at Ringwood in August and September and have decided this time to feature the following books:
  • 1. Star or Pie book and variations
Using simple folding, cutting and glueing a range of fun books suitable for using as ornaments or surprise gifts will be produced.
  • 2. Jacobs Ladder

Have fun with the Jacob’s ladder format. Gail will show you how to join the sections together so that the book will flip flop like those toys we had as children. We’ll make a six page ladder and a two page magic wallet.

  • 3. Hard cover reverse art book (as in Eco Books)

Using offcuts of fabric and leather a hardcover journal with exposed stitching will be produced.

  • 4. Slip Case to fit previous book

Make a slip case that will be covered, lined and fitted to the book produced in the third week.