Decorative Paper Workshop
Instructor: Nicole Eiland
This workshop will introduce three decorative paper techniques: Orizomegami, Paste Paper and nontraditional Stamping. Students will explore these ancient techniques and find modern applications. Discover the unlimited possibilities these basic techniques can yield.
Orizomegami is a Japanese method of folding and clamping paper to create patterns by resisting dye. As layers of dye interact, the edges of the patterns bleed out in a subtle haze or leave a crisp line, showing the varied characteristics of dye.
Paste Paper was first used in Europe to create covers for books. Texture is created by dragging brushes and hand tools across the surface of paper that has been coated with thin colored paste.
Nontraditional Stamping first stamps were probably leaves and sticks. We will use daily used objects and turn them into stamps.
Decorative Papers are great to have around, there are endless uses for them including book covers, scrap booking, greeting cards, paper wrap and more. They are quite therapeutic to do too!