Thursday, September 4, 2014

Open Drawer Classes

I have been teaching a range of classes for Open Drawer in the last month and a half and it is the last class tomorrow. We will be making scraper paper and soft cut print blocks tomorrow, the first session we did nature dyeing/printing and the second session involved playing with indigo and rust. I had already made lots of books with the nature printing but since the indigo workshop I have made quite a lot of books with indigo and rust dyeing. The covers are scans of one particular sheet that I have printed onto bookcloth and each section contains one sheet that has been dipped into indigo or rust or both.


Last class we made paste papers and stamps and one of the participants asked what could you do with the paste papers so in the last week or two I have been playing with the papers and came up with a few ideas.
Two of the stamps I made

Pillow gift boxes


Gift box

Gift bag

Book covers


Yummy papers

Yummy papers

Yummy papers

Yummy papers

Yummy papers

Yummy papers

Picture frame

Lidded box

Lidded box

2 comments:

Judy Bourke said...

love your updated blog Gail, the papers must have been fun to create. A useful list of suggestions of what to do with the papers. Love them. its good when we eventually update our blogs.
Cross that off the list.

papergail said...

Thanks Judy.